Burr, Ellen / Duos
Album: Duos   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Burr, Ellen   Added:Apr 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-05-14 Pull Date: 2006-07-16 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 16 Jul 9 Jul 2 Jun 18 May 28 May 21
Airplays: 1 2 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 23, 2007: Jena and Gomorrah: One Can't, but Two Can
Canon-Cards-Canon 1
4. Jul 06, 2006: Cognitive Overload
Canon-Cards-Canon 2
2. Jul 14, 2006: Memory Select
Canon-Cards-Canon 2
5. Jun 30, 2006: Memory Select
Ball Of Yarn
3. Jul 06, 2006: Storytime!
Ball Of Yarn
6. Jun 29, 2006: Cognitive Overload
Warp And Weave

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-05-13
Arguably classical, these are flute pieces in solos and duets with other instruments, often using graphical scores, a John Cage kind of device. (Players draw cues from hand-drawn grids and decks of cards, for example.)

Burr's flute is the common thread to all tracks. There's a chamber/classical feel to the whole thing, but tracks are often playful, and #3 and #4 certainly have spots that pass for jazz, albeit studious jazz.

1- Solo flute, perky. Slower second half.
2- With bassoon: Slow, pleasant. Abstract flow of notes.
3- Fast-paced leapfrogging flute and clarinet. Slower middle. Surreal clicky sounds, then back to normal for the end.
4- Flute/drums, the longest piece, at 16 minutes. Fast but sparse: Quick doodles and blank spaces. Pulls into a steady jazzy beat after the halfway point, then Eastern mysticism.
5- Gets into a sinewy, tribal-beat slow chant. With prepared bass, a percussive sound. Quiet start.
6- Fast modern-classical sound, w/bassoon. Loud breaths in the last couple minutes.
7- Aggressive flute with vocalized grunting/singing added.

Track Listing
1. Ball Of Yarn   4. Four Square
2. Canon-Cards-Canon 1   5. Senbazuru
3. Permutations '62   6. Canon-Cards-Canon 2
  7. Warp And Weave