Fab: Fonda/Altschul/Bang / Transforming the Space
Album: Transforming the Space   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Fab: Fonda/Altschul/Bang   Added:Aug 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-08-11 Pull Date: 2003-10-13 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Oct 12 Sep 28 Sep 14 Sep 7 Aug 24 Aug 17
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 12, 2004: Memory Select
Tales From Da Bronx
4. Oct 10, 2003: Memory Select
Song for My Mother
2. Oct 17, 2003: Memory Select
Be Out S'cool
5. Sep 24, 2003: Umami Jazz Program
Tales From Da Bronx
3. Oct 15, 2003: Umami Jazz Program
For Papa Jo, Klook, and ...
6. Sep 12, 2003: Memory Select
Be Out S'cool

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-08-07
Free jazz compositions: Violin-bass-drums trio of all stars. Features quite a few good fast attacks, where the violin (Billy Bang) takes the forefront. Barry Altschul on drums and Joe Fonda on bass provide a solid backdrop.

Interesting note: The makeup is similar to the William Parker Violin Trio (also in rotation right now), but with a more open sound. Maybe that's because the Parker album is more composition-oriented ... or maybe it's just the recording technique, as the CIMP label uses a "natural" system that eschews post-production.

1- Upbeat and swinging
2- Soft and lingering intro ; scattery violin soloing
3*- Fast jam. Opens with a spirited drum solo.
4*- Cool little shuffle; Billy Bang lets the sparks fly.
5*- Sad melodic violin lines and a fleet, light-touch bass&drums duet, with a strong emotional finale. Quiet squeaky start.
6- *FCC* "shit" in the first few seconds of banter. Scratchy stacatto over free wandering bass & drums; an aggressive and nicely dry little improv

Track Listing
1. Be Out S'cool   4. Tales From Da Bronx
2. The Softness of Light   5. Song for My Mother
3. For Papa Jo, Klook, and ...   6. Coligno Battatta