Blue Series Continuum, the / Sorcerer Sessions
Album: Sorcerer Sessions   Collection:Jazz
Artist: Blue Series Continuum, the   Added:Dec 2003
Label: Thirsty Ear Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-02-23 Pull Date: 2004-04-26 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Apr 18 Apr 11 Apr 4 Mar 21 Mar 14 Feb 29
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 23, 2011: (Rainy!) Morning Glory
Urban Shadows
4. Dec 16, 2004: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon ... and At Night!
Urban Shadows
2. Jun 18, 2005: Morning Glory
Urban Shadows
5. Oct 14, 2004: Umami Jazz Program
Urban Shadows
3. May 28, 2005: Morning Glory
Urban Shadows
6. Apr 16, 2004: Memory Select
Urban Shadows

Album Review
Ben Bostwick
Reviewed 2004-02-20
Another entry in the jazz/electronica fusion of the Blue Series, with this disc leaning much more towards the jazz side and the electronics thrown in on top. Even though they are getting a little better at integrating the old and new, the end result is still missing a little bit (for me at least). The addition of Roumain and Ziporyn on violin and clarinet is welcome, and of course when they let William Parker loose it’s the highlight of the disc. There’s also plenty of that Shipp-style grandeur to keep things interesting.

*1. Slow stately Shippian piano with solos on top
*2. Computer keyboard samples with quirky improv
3. Melancholy static composition
**4. Funky mellow groove with traffic samples
*5. Tense mood led by violin
6. Wandering echoey journey
7. Wistful ballad
8. Angular, with lots of electronics
9. Violin-led abstract improv
10. Airy piano weighed down by heavy electronics
*11. Gospel-like march
12. Creepy, foggy, tense electronics

Track Listing
1. Pulsar   7. Invisible Steps
2. Keystroke   8. Particle
3. Lightforms   9. Reformation
4. Urban Shadows   10. Modulate
5. X6   11. Last Chamber
6. Fixed Point   12. Mist