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Noertker's Moxie / Curious Worlds
Album:Curious Worlds Collection:Jazz
Artist:Noertker's Moxie Added:Sep 2016
Label:Edgetone Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-10-04 Pull Date:2016-12-04 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Dec 4Nov 20Nov 13Nov 6Oct 30Oct 23Oct 16Oct 9

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 02, 2016:Rebop
Way Gone Cool, Cool Cat
4.Nov 03, 2016:No Cover, No Minimum
Little Jester In A Trance
2.Nov 17, 2016:No Cover, No Minimum
In Blue
5.Oct 28, 2016:Rebop
In Blue
3.Nov 12, 2016:Music Casserole
Way Gone Cool, Cool Cat
6.Oct 27, 2016:No Cover, No Minimum
In Blue

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2016-09-28 

The soundtrack (by bassist Bill Noertker) for a documentary film about the art of kinetic artist David Beck is mostly pleasant and very listenable. Most tracks are composed by Noertker and performed by his Noertker’s Moxie ensemble. The exceptions (2, 8, &11) are co-written by Beck and performed as duets on baritone sax and bass.

No FCC issues.

1 * Mid-tempo. Lighthearted melody on flute. Fun accompaniment. (2:43)
2 Slow. Bluesy crawl on baritone sax. Walking bass line. Not much to it. (3:09)
3 Mid-tempo. Close counterpoint by several reads. Syncopated drumming. (1:17)
4 * Mid-tempo. Butterfly flute, hippo bari sax. Cute, clever tune. (3:50)
5 Mid-tempo. Pretty music box tune for flute, oboe, bass. (0:51)
6 ** Mid-slow. Bass & piano trade off a little circular melody. Grows & develops. (3:59)
7 ** Mid-fast. Happy, swingin’ tune by a chorus of reeds. (4:00)
8 ** Very slow. Sneaky blues crawl on baritone sax, with just minimal comp on bass. (5:31)
9 * Mid-slow. Bass & drums set up a beat. Multiple reeds play slow, slinky melody. (3:19)
10 Mid-slow. Simple modal tune on piano, flute, oboe. Full ensemble toward the end. (6:56)
11 ** Slow. Best of the baritone sax / bass duets. The most melodic. Real good bass. (4:20)
12 Mid-fast. Jazzy melody on a breathy flute. Bass and drums accompany. (1:57)
13 Slow. Somewhat Classical sounding. Piano & flute lead. (9:37)
14 Mid-fast. Mixed up jumble by various reeds. Bass & drums provide glue. (2:59)

Track Listing
1.Curious Worlds: Opening Music 8.Meet Me At The Edge Of Noon
2.Something You Know 9.L'elephant Blanc
3.Moth En Stereo 10.Fork
4.Curious Worlds: L'opera 11.Way Gone Cool, Cool Cat
5.Kleine Komposition Ii 12.More Fun
6.In Blue 13.Dona Del Cantir
7.Little Jester In A Trance 14.Animatique