Lambert, Michel / Le Passant
Album: Le Passant   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lambert, Michel   Added:Jan 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-03-05 Pull Date: 2006-05-07 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: May 7 Apr 23 Apr 16 Apr 2 Mar 19 Mar 12
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 15, 2006: Jena and Gomorrah
Pilgrimage Of Humankind
4. Apr 14, 2006: Memory Select
Eternal Errant
2. May 05, 2006: Memory Select
Pilgrimage Of Humankind
5. Mar 31, 2006: Memory Select
Pilgrimage Of Humankind
3. Apr 18, 2006: Umami Jazz Program
Labyrinth Of Remorse
6. Mar 17, 2006: Memory Select
Labyrinth Of Remorse

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-02-20
Jazz/classical fusion, a high-spirited attack that works well. Quite avant-garde sounding with lots of improvising, with some joyous cutting loose of the 10 piece orchestra. Highlighted players include some jazz-related folks: Ellery Eskelin (sax), Dominic Duval (bass), Malcolm Goldstein (violin). Lambert himself turns in some aggressive drum solos. Awesome stuff packed with energy; every track is great, although 1 and 11 are a bit calmer.

Tracks 1-5 are an orchestral suite (tracks don't segue). 6-12 are group improvs.

1- Calm intro with composed orchestral lines. Jazzy sax/drum start
2- Fast dissonant violins. Cuts abruptly into sax solo, then flowing, slow orchestra
3- Fast, dramatic. Yes!!
4- Showcase for solos: Fast violin and sax; later, calmer bass
5- Playfully thunderous and fast. Includes drum solo.
6- Stomping chaos, sax and drums in front (sort of)
7- Skittery violin. Fast, with bass and flashy drums
8- Fast knotty sax
9- Fast violin/drums
10- Drum solo, snappy and fast
11- Slow start into slowly unfolding orchestral chaos. Sax and drums add to a gentle finale. The sound is typical of orchestral impov projects -- cf. the London Improvisers Orchestra in our library
12- Rattly sax/drums. Fast, with orchestra later.

Track Listing
1. Mirror Of Truth   7. Quib
2. Eternal Errant   8. Extracting Lines
3. Labyrinth Of Remorse   9. Pretend Make-Believe
4. Spiritual Shock   10. Ruffians, Riffraff, And Ruffs
5. Pilgrimage Of Humankind   11. Lost Passengers
6. Running In The Cave   12. Cue 9-3, Recalling The Wanderer