Sanford, David/Pittsburgh Collective / Live At The Knitting Factory
Album: Live At The Knitting Factory   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Sanford, David/Pittsburgh Collective   Added:Jan 2007
Label:Oxingale Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-05-20 Pull Date: 2007-07-22 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 22 Jul 15 Jul 8 Jul 1 Jun 10 May 27
Airplays: 2 2 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 14, 2008: Sunshinen on a Valentine's Day Afternoon
Una Notte All'opera
4. Jul 12, 2007: Memory Select, Late-Nite Edition
Three Card Molly
2. Jul 20, 2007: Memory Select
Scherzo Grosso [Parts 1-4]
5. Jul 08, 2007: Transmission Overload
3. Jul 20, 2007: the jewish alternative
6. Jul 06, 2007: Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-05-17
Mingus-like big-band jazz with modern, youthful attitude and some interesting twists. Electric guitar adds an occasional Knitting Factory touch, and Matt Haimovitz, guest cellist, creates a bouncy modern-classical feel esp. on tracks 5-8. Many tracks have quiet middles, but the faster ones have a nice active pulse and some strong jazz composing.

For more on Matt Haimovitz, check out his album, "Goulash!"

1- Fast and fun. Cool twirling horn lines later on.
2- Fast but a bit subdued? Scattery piano in intro, then some long-toned horn lines. Second half is stronger and a bit funky. Cool swinging horn lines in the closing sequence.
3- Slowish, serious.
4- Faux grande feeling, like a mock opera. Big happy ending.
5- Fast fun jagged avant-garde sound, led by bowed bass.
6- Soft, mid/fast catchy riff, after a slowish grand cello start. Slowly dramatic finish.
7- Cello wailing over cool fast bass. Fast but quiet, sneaky. Builds heft later, into a fun fast romp.
8- Midtempo with a strong aggressive sound; some cool guitar backing early on, too. Aggressive cello soloing.
9- Happy jazz groove, into a mid/fast romp
10- Cool choppy cello/drums duet for 5 minutes, then a slower, sensitive finish.
11- Soft swaying ballad, played straight, midtempo. Nice piano solo.
12- Slowish dramatic intro, into an action-packed fast jazz piece with a spacious slow middle. Good choice for fans of traditional styles.

Track Listing
1. Alchemy   7. Scherzo Grosso 3
2. V-Reel   8. Scherzo Grosso 4
3. Link Chapel   9. Fenwick
4. Una Notte All'opera   10. Seventh Avenue Kaddish
5. Scherzo Grosso 1   11. Bagatelle
6. Scherzo Grosso 2   12. Three Card Molly