Dan, Lao/ Paul Flaherty/ Randall Colbourne/ Damon Smith / Live At Willimantic Records

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2020-02-05 Pull Date: 2020-05-20 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Feb 16
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 06, 2021: Music Casserole
Long Shadows
2. Feb 11, 2020: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Noise & Light

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-01-06
Reviewed: 2020—01-06
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: This s is the American debut release from Dan. He hails from China and performs free jazz on bamboo flute, suona and alto saxophone. This music is wild & wooly. He is joined by 3 of the top avant gaerde players in America.
If You Like: David S Ware, Roscoe Mitchell, Pharoah Sanders
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Noise & Light (23;22) – full band starts> rocking uptempo off-kilter jam like a herd of stampeding elephants> suona solo slows while reaching into the high registers> morphs into midtempo space jam> percussion solo> morphs back into uptempo rocking jam> builds in volume & intensity> crescendo> pause> slow tempo off-kilter jam> slow fade
*2/ Winter Dawn (23:39) – bass/percussion starts> midtempo off-kilter jam> suona solo> midtempo jam> percussion solo morphs into raucous uptempo jam> slows to almost mellow midtempo jam> slow fade
**3/ Long Shadows (20:29) – quiet drone starts on wood flute> slow tempo jam slowly builds into uptempo off-kilter jam> pause> bass solo morphs into midtempo jam> builds in volume & intensity> crescendo & fade
4/ Relentless Still (10:48) – sax starts> raucous midtempo jam> slows to fade

Track Listing
1. Noise & Light   3. Long Shadows
2. Winter Dawn   4. Relentless Still