Close Embrace of the Earth / Close Embrace of the Earth
Album: Close Embrace of the Earth   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Close Embrace of the Earth   Added:Nov 2003
Label:Abzu Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2003-11-17 Pull Date: 2004-01-19 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jan 18 Dec 28 Dec 14 Nov 30
Airplays: 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 16, 2004: Memory Select
4. Nov 28, 2003: Memory Select
2. Dec 26, 2003: Memory Select
5. Nov 26, 2003: Umami Jazz Program
3. Dec 10, 2003: Umami Jazz Program

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-11-21
Free-improv trio of reeds and violin. Melodic stuff, and mostly in a quiet/sad vein, maybe from classical-music influences. Many tracks start out near-ambient and get into some overlapping activity later, peaceful and restrained.

Can't help but mention that violinist MIKE KHOURY is the proprietor of the Entropy Stereo record label out of Ann Arbor, Michigan. He's put out some great CDs showcasing midland free-jazz folks like Faruq Z. Bey.

1*- Slow, floaty, led by bass clarinet
2*- Swirling and fairly fast
3- Skittish-fast sax start. Slows into a sparse dialogue.
4- Sparse sax bursts
5- Slow, pre-written(?) piece, ambling and dissonant
6- Quiet, sparse, skittery
7*- Atmospheric; speeds up later
8*- Strong slow violin tones, w/ melodic sax
9- Quiet, peaceful activity
10- Mid/slow and sad
11- Floaty, drifting, slow

Track Listing
1. MU7   6. MU2
2. MU4   7. FLY1
3. MU8   8. KCH5
4. MU11   9. MU6
5. Steps   10. KCH1
  11. MU10