Counterweight / Counterweight
Album: Counterweight   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Counterweight   Added:Apr 2018
Label:Wide Hive  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-05-14 Pull Date: 2018-07-16 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 15 Jun 3
Airplays: 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 04, 2021: ad hoc variety show (rebroadcast from Jul 17, 2018)
Montecito Sunset
3. Jul 09, 2018: Old fart at Play
Embarcadero Plaza
2. Jul 17, 2018: ad hoc variety show
Montecito Sunset
4. May 30, 2018: Hot Probs
Time Is A Sphere

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-05-02
Reviewed: 2018-05-02
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Straight ahead contemporary jazz. The band maintains an urgent, exploratory attitude, with intense improvisational playing and a compositional architecture both soulful and cerebral. The soaring lead trumpet performances by Erik Jekabson anchor Counterweight in the tradition of a modern jazz trumpet ensemble while the ensemble actively navigates toward new musical terrain. Guest musicians add additional punch.
If You Like: Throttle Elevator Music, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Mike Stern, Bitches Brew
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Hum (5:03) – low growl starts (trumpet?)> midtempo jam> soaring trumpet solo> sax solo> midtempo jam> fade
*2/ Montecito Sunset (5:18) – trumpet starts with Spanish vibe> midtempo jam> guitar solo> jam> quick fade
3/ Time Is A Sphere (3:25) – guitar/bass start> walking line> midtempo jam with interlocking solos> quick stop
*4/ Aparecida (7:08) – guitar starts> uptempo jam> guitar solo> trumpet solo> drum solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
5/ Ellipsis (4:23) – heavy guitar chords> midtempo rocking jam> trumpet solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
*6/ Solacing (4:23) – guitar starts> slow jam> guitar solo> slow jam> slow fade
*7/ Embarcadero Plaza (5:18) – guitar/horns start> midtempo jam> French horn solo> midtempo jam> fade
8/ Ergot (5:02) – trumpet starts> midtempo jam> trumpet solo> guitar solo slows to slow jam> slow fade
*9/ Droni Mitchell (4:35) – guitar starts> slow jam> trumpet soo> guitat solo> slow jam> slow fade
*10/ Extremis (4:46) – guitar starts> uptempo jam> trumpet solo> sax solo> bass/drums duet> uptempo jam> quick fade

Track Listing
1. Hum   6. Solacing
2. Montecito Sunset   7. Embarcadero Plaza
3. Time Is A Sphere   8. Ergot
4. Aparacida   9. Droni Mitchell
5. Allipsis   10. Extremis