Kaiser, Jeff Ockodektet / 13 Themes for a Triskaidekapho
Album: 13 Themes for a Triskaidekapho   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Kaiser, Jeff Ockodektet   Added:Nov 2003

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Add Date: 2004-02-02 Pull Date: 2004-04-05 Charts: Jazz
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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-01-22
Joyous large-ensemble session with lots of open-ended improvisation. Tracks include composed threads and prearranged solos, so it's not all one big blur. Loud and exhiliarating, mostly fast tempos, with some expert soloing.

It's an 18-piece band performing a piece about fear of the number 13.
The band comprises some of Southern California's finest jazz/improv artists including Vinny Golia (the Bay Area's Ernesto Diaz-Infante is in there as well). Every track is energetic -- even the slow ones -- and worth a spin.

1- Slow symphonic horn theme, pretty and hymn-like. Into slow abstract improv that includes a squirrely sax solo.
2- Mad soft swirling w/flutes, and a fast brass interlude
3- Slow-moving, with an aggressive, swooping composed line. Cool little rhythm later
4- Creeping and ominous, w/screechy overblowing sax solo
5*- Tumbling mid/fast, a stomping feel
6*- Clockworks gone mad, dueling with the slow theme from #1
7- Quiet busy jungle pulse; raspy horns like lone wild birds
8- Fast horn flurries, with pauses and quiet segments.
9- Fast w/ soft feel. Bass and flute solos
10- Bass clarinet solo, aggressive. Ends with screechy loudness
11*- Jazzy horn jam
12- Slow, groany
13*- Slow, w/big loud guitar freakout!

Track Listing
1. My Uncle Toby's ...   7. Uncle Toby Understood ...
2. Gravity Was An Errant ...   8. The Accusing Spirit Which ..
3. This Sweet Fountain of ...   9. A Thousand of My Father's ..
4. The Curate's Folly ...   10. His Life Was Put in ...
5. Devout, Venerable, Hoary ...   11. The Heat and Impatience ...
6. The Stranger's Noise Was ...   12. Nothing but the Fermentation
  13. I Wish My Uncle Toby Had ...