Rutherford, Paul / Chicago 2002
Album: Chicago 2002   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Rutherford, Paul   Added:Feb 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-02-10 Pull Date: 2003-04-14 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Apr 13 Mar 30 Feb 16
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Blue Bottle
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5. Feb 14, 2003: Memory Select
Blue Bottle [excerpt]
3. Apr 10, 2003: Umami Jazz Program
Blue Bottle

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-03-06
Abstract improvisation, from British trombonist Paul Rutherford's visit to Chicago in 2002.

Tracks 2, 3, 4 put Rutherford in a septet with other experienced improvisers, some from Chicago's scene and a few familiar visitors (Mats Gustafsson on sax, for one).

2*- has a calm, exploratory feel without being quiet or static. Nicely moving stuff. Fast and jumbly near the end.

3*- Lots of variety. Fast and scattery early on, changing to long swooping tones. Middle part includes wacky industrial-electronic sounds (probably Fred Lonberg-Holm on cello).

4- Quiet, almost chamber-music vein, with loud patches

Track 1 appears to be a Rutherford solo concert, stitched into a single 31-minute piece. Snippets of it are engaging, but don't play the whole 31 minutes -- it gets tiresome. Part of the problem is the lack of agility that a trombone provides.

Silences provide good start/stop points at -9:00, -7:00 and -2:00.

/Craig 2-03

Track Listing
1. Bottling Up   3. Blue Bottle
2. Loliloquy   4. Bottle Out