Schubert, Matthias Quartet / Trappola
Album: Trappola   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Schubert, Matthias Quartet   Added:Jan 2007
Label:Red Toucan  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-04-29 Pull Date: 2007-07-01 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 1 May 27 May 20 May 6
Airplays: 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 29, 2007: Memory Select
Plus Minus
4. May 18, 2007: Memory Select
Don Cordolone
2. May 25, 2007: Memory Select -- Moe! Staiano interview
5. May 04, 2007: Memory Select
Plus Minus
3. May 23, 2007: Eran Mukamel (Sunday night at the opera)
Don Cordolone

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-05-05
Jaunty free-jazz session with a European quasi-classical air that brings circus music to mind -- they've got tuba instead of bass, and they frequently get into these happy/silly march rhythms. Lots of abstract free-improv segments that get quiet, particularly on the longer tracks. Nice stuff. Instrumental; FCC clean.

1- A mostly mid/fast jumble. Starts soft and includes a strident patch of short pre-written bursts. Kinda fun.
2- A bubbly and upbeat stomping, mid/fast, after five minutes of abstract improv that's often quiet. 12 minutes long, with lots of calm and quiet segments.
3- Quiet, into a growing orchestral swirl. Last few minutes: almost comical, clowny stepping
4- Off-kilter classical. A dissonant midtempo march, then some mid-fast untethered improv that gets a bit quiet.
5- Old-time jazz stomp, shades of New Orleans. Happy.
6- Playful. True to its title, sounds like a circusy Godfather theme. Free-jazzy final segment with drum solo.
7- Tumbing fun, mid/fast. Quieter middle segment.
8- Grunty air noises. Later, gets into the circusy mode a bit.

Track Listing
1. Plus Minus   5. Shreeveport Stomp
2. Soldaten   6. Don Cordolone
3. Upgrading   7. Trappola
4. Statik Und Penetranz   8. Brettspiel