Kuntz, Henry / Wayang Saxophony Shadow Saxophone
Album: Wayang Saxophony Shadow Saxophone   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Kuntz, Henry   Added:Nov 2006
Label:Humming Bird Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-12-10 Pull Date: 2007-02-11 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Feb 4 Jan 21 Jan 7 Dec 31
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 19, 2007: Day of Difficulty
Tenor Of The Times 2 *****
4. Jan 04, 2007: Lines and Dots
Ten Names Of Peace 3
2. Feb 02, 2007: Memory Select
Ten Names Of Peace 3
5. Dec 29, 2006: Memory Select
Tenor Of The Times, part 1 [excerpt]
3. Jan 19, 2007: Memory Select
Ten Names Of Peace 1

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-12-09
Solo saxophone: Quiet, takes a lot of patience. Kuntz, a local guy, is fascinated with Indonesian culture, but don't expect a "world" sound here ... these are avant-garde sound experiments, quiet stuff meant to evoke mysticism and stillness. Lots of air blown through the horn, plus some carefully played notes or harmonics. Very different from the normal avant/improv mold.

TRACKS 1-5: Solo tenor sax

1- Includes vocal sounds, kinda fun. Active brew, relatively loud
2- Raspy whispers, then some careful, rough notes
3- Tangible monotones (harmonics), then some lingering melody
4- Softly whipping wind
5- Lots of high squeak tones, after a few minutes of airy growls

TRACKS 6-7: Pieces for four saxophones (Kuntz overdubbed 4 times).

6- A screen of sax whispers plus some high fluttering. Loudest track on the record?
7- A raspy little storm, with one of the saxes popping out small notes

Track Listing
1. Ten Names Of Peace 1   4. Ten Names Of Peace 4
2. Ten Names Of Peace 2   5. Ten Names Of Peace 5
3. Ten Names Of Peace 3   6. Tenor Of The Times 1
  7. Tenor Of The Times 2