Malaby, Tony / Adobe
Album: Adobe   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Malaby, Tony   Added:Oct 2004
Label:Sunnyside Communications  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-11-08 Pull Date: 2005-01-10 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jan 9 Nov 28 Nov 21 Nov 14
Airplays: 2 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 05, 2005: Interim Show
What Is this Thing Called...
4. Nov 19, 2004: Memory Select
What Is this Thing Called Love
2. Jan 05, 2005: Rainy Wednesday a.m.
Humpty Dumpty
5. Nov 13, 2004: Morning Glory
No Brainer
3. Nov 21, 2004: Oh Messy Life
No Brainer
6. Nov 12, 2004: Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-11-04
Outside-jazz trio with an accessible sound. Malaby's playing touches the same free/improv bases as Tim Berne or possibly Ornette Coleman (who's covered on Track 1). The band's sound is solidly jazzy, with some nice group interplay during solos. Some of the compositions carry elements of traditional Mexican music, something Malaby's been trying out to honor his Mexican-American background.

Malaby's been around for a while but isn't that well known. He's got two great veterans backing him up: Drew Gress (bass) and Paul Motian (drums).

1- Stumbling midtempo Ornette cover; nice bop feel
2- Easygoing, meandering feel. Not too slow.
3- Midtempo and slowish
4- Slow, a bit romantic
5- Sneaky bass riffs. Gets into a nice jam.
6- Slow, dramatic melody, like a Mexican film soundtrack
7- Fairly fast straight bop, nicely jumping
8- Gently cooking, mid/fast
9- Spare and free-floating, with some choppy fast playing

Track Listing
1. Humpty Dumpty   5. No Brainer
2. Maine   6. Mia
3. Adobe Blues   7. What Is this Thing Called...
4. Dorotea La Cautiva   8. Cosas
  9. Gone