Sewelson, Dave / Music For A New World
Album: Music For A New World   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Sewelson, Dave   Added:Jan 2019

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-01-22 Pull Date: 2019-03-26 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Feb 17 Feb 10 Jan 27
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 29, 2019: Old Fart At Play
4. Jan 26, 2019: Music Casserole
Music For A Free World
2. Feb 15, 2019: Old Fart At Play
5. Jan 25, 2019: old Fart At Play
3. Feb 07, 2019: The Emerging Artist Network

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-01-15
Reviewed: 2018-01-15
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: On this album, sax player Sewelson’s unorthodox phrasing, extended techniques and reverse-engineering processes standout as a major source of interest, while leading this all-star quartet that features longtime collaborator, bassist/composer, William Parker. These semi-structured pieces are complex, dynamic, cunning and brimming with fierce and stoutly presented improvisational encounters.
If You Like: David S Ware, Art Ensemble of Chicago, Charles Mingus, Jonathon Finlayson
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Music For A Free World (10:03) – baritone sax starts> midtempo jam> interplay between sax & trombone like two elephants attempting to sing together> bowed bass solo> trombone solo soars wild> sax solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
2/ Tensiana (21:10) – bass starts uptempo then slows> swings into dissonant uptempo jam, then slows to midtempo jam> trombone/drum duet> drum/bass duet> wild sax solo> bass/drum duet> bass solo> trombone solo> midtempo jam> uptempo jam slows then builds to uptempo>quick stop
*3/ TB (3:11) - sax starts> midtempo jam, like the sax & trombone are holding a conversation> quick stop
4/ Well (4:07) – trombone starts> discordant midtempo jam slows> trombone & sax trade riffs> builds to midtempo jam> fade
**5/ Calm Pose (5:45) – full band starts> swinging off-kilter dissonant jam> trombone solo> uptempo jam slows to midtempo> fade
6/ Bill (7:45) – sax starts> slow disonnant jam with sax up front> sax solo> slow jam> bowed bass solo to stop

Track Listing
1. Music For A Free World   4. Well
2. Tensiana   5. Calm Pose
3. T B   6. Bill