Sandell, Sten / Solid Musik
Album: Solid Musik   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Sandell, Sten   Added:Feb 2003
Label:Nuscope Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-02-10 Pull Date: 2003-04-14 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Apr 13 Mar 30 Feb 23 Feb 16
Airplays: 1 1 3 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 19, 2005: Memory Select
Not Compact
4. Feb 21, 2003: Baseball Rainout
Not Compact
2. Apr 06, 2003: Sean's Show
No Frames
5. Feb 20, 2003: The Digital/Analog War
No Frames
3. Mar 28, 2003: Memory Select
6. Feb 19, 2003: Umami Jazz Program
Not Fixed; Easily Changed

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-02-06
Solo piano, a pleasant mix of jazz and modern-classical idioms. Sandell plays fast, tangly forms but without the aggression of Cecil Taylor, for a more lighthearted feel. Doesn't have the formality of "chamber jazz" or sternness of avant-garde classical; it's more a pleasant trickling of ideas.

2- Dark and stern; fast, burbly playing
3- Has a nice aggressive patch in the middle
5- Long piece with lots of variety (tapping on the piano at the start, e.g.) and some nice jazzy figures in the second half
6- EXTREMELY quiet, lots of long silences. Picks up in the last minutes.
7- Delicate
8- Cool fast prepared piano

Track Listing
1. Not Liquid   5. No Frames
2. Not Fixed; Easily Changed   6. Not Gas
3. Not Compact   7. Solid
4. Not Part of this Range   8. Not Heavy