Bridge 61 / Journal
Album: Journal   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bridge 61   Added:Sep 2006
Label:Atavistic/Truckstop Audio  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-09-24 Pull Date: 2006-11-26 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Nov 26 Nov 12 Nov 5 Oct 15 Oct 1
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 30, 2007: Jena and Gomorrah
29 Miles Of Black Snow (For Jackson Pollock)
4. Nov 03, 2006: Memory Select
Nothing's Open
2. Nov 24, 2006: Memory Select
5. Oct 13, 2006: Memory Select
3. Nov 05, 2006: Bottom Heavy
6. Oct 08, 2006: Bottom Heavy
Various Fires

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-09-29
Free jazz with great energetic solos, from the Ken Vandermark radius of Chicago jazz. Catchy composing and spazzy sax solos from Ken Vandermark, but lots of brainy, artsy touches too, making for an interesting mix on many tracks. (6 is a good example.) Led by sax (Vandermark) and clarinet, with drums and an electrified bass that sometimes dishes heavy guitar-like sounds (1,8).

1- Fast full blast, energetic. The middle rocks out.
2- Loose midtempo freedom. Casual jazzy feel, not too busy. Gets a fast blast, then a long midtempo come-down
3- Fast and jumbly, into a steady easygoing stroll. Later, a total spazz out, spritely free improv, and fast post-bop.
4- Cerebral funk? Toe-tapping bassline, but then some free sax. When they combine, it's soulful and jumbly, nice. Midtempo.
5- Languid, peaceful bass riff. Last 3 mins burst into slow intensity
6- Swingy clarinet shuffle. Mid/fast and spare, bouncy.
7- A calm, artsy crawl. Meditative but not slow. +4:00 Funny popping sounds, grows into some cooking horn soloing. Big serious vibe even in the segments of fast abandon
8- Sinister guitar-riff intro, into coolly tapping jazz lines. Kinda rocks out later -- great loud jazz.

Track Listing
1. Various Fires   5. 29 Miles Of Black Snow
2. Superleggera   6. A=A/B=B
3. Atlas   7. Dark Blue, Bright Red
4. Nothing's Open   8. Shatter