Gjerstad, Frode/Derek Bailey / Nearly a D
Album: Nearly a D   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gjerstad, Frode/Derek Bailey   Added:Aug 2003

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-09-29 Pull Date: 2003-12-01 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Nov 23 Nov 9 Oct 19
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 16, 2003: Oh Messy Life
Nearly a D
3. Oct 17, 2003: Memory Select
A Cup of Tea
2. Nov 07, 2003: Memory Select
4. Oct 15, 2003: Umami Jazz Program
A Cup of Tea

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-10-05
Abstract improv duets: guitar and clarinet/sax. Derek Bailey's toneless clatter matched with high-pitched answers from Gjerstad's reeds. Nice work from both, building substantial pieces. One complaint: Gjerstad often hits painfully shrill squeaks (1; end of 5; 6).

1- Mid/fast paced, not particularly aggressive or blurry
2*- Mostly casual pace, w/quiet start. Sax gets frenetic near the end.
3- Stark and aggressive
4*- Fast, fluid
5- Starts contemplative, with sinewy clarinet over choppy acoustic guitar chords. High, squeaky, and fast at the end.
6- Slow, starts melodic

Track Listing
1. Bell   4. A Cup of Tea
2. Stairs   5. Nearly a D
3. "Studio"   6. Leaving It there