Ecfa Quartet / Die Mitte Aus Der Welt
Album: Die Mitte Aus Der Welt   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ecfa Quartet   Added:Jan 2006
Label:Lenka Lente  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-02-05 Pull Date: 2006-04-09 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Apr 2 Mar 12 Feb 26 Feb 19 Feb 12
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 31, 2006: Memory Select
Blutig Rhorblatt
4. Feb 17, 2006: Memory Select
2. Mar 10, 2006: Memory Select
Arbeit Ethisch
5. Feb 10, 2006: Memory Select
Arbeit Ethisch
3. Feb 24, 2006: Memory Select
Late Brunch

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-01-29
Accessible free jazz with sax, viola (or 2nd sax), and drums, an Austin-based band that's been together for 10 years. Songs tend toward tuneful leads with solos that walk the free edge. Nice group dynamics; things get going when the whole group "solos" at once (or on 5, when the sax & viola take over sans drums).

Tracks 4 and especially 7 are accessible; 1 and 3 sort of are. Tracks 2 and 6 are the "experimental" ones.

1- Brisk, upbeat. Not too busy.
2- Slower overall, although it's got fast segments. Viola solo lends a serious air.
3- Delicate chamber music with jazzy tones, a faux highbrow feel, quite European. Gets into understated but busy group improv.
4- Mid/fast happy step, into relaxed two-sax doodling
5- Pleasant descending scale, a chamber feel. Gets into furious free sax-viola duet
6- Squeaky burbling feel, low-key chaos.
7- Bright and swingy, a strong mid/fast. Catchy.

Track Listing
1. Arbeit Ethisch   4. Blutig Rhorblatt
2. Maddox   5. Swaps
3. Cokeloss   6. Selbstverwaltung
  7. Late Brunch