Bynum, Taylor Ho / Middle Picture, The
Album: Middle Picture, The   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bynum, Taylor Ho   Added:May 2007
Label:Firehouse 12  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-05-06 Pull Date: 2007-07-08 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 8 Jun 10 Jun 3 May 27 May 20 May 13
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 04, 2023: Music Casserole
4. Jun 08, 2007: Memory Select
2. Jul 06, 2007: Memory Select
5. Jun 01, 2007: Memory Select
Brooklyn With An E
3. Jul 03, 2007: Alban Stands There
In A Silent Way
6. May 25, 2007: Memory Select -- Moe! Staiano interview
Bluebird Of Delhi

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-05-06
Sextet packing lots of abstract improv but with plenty of jazz influence: a couple covers (3,5) and some nice composing by Bynum (4,7,8). The band includes two guitars and a viola alongside sax, drums, and Bynum's cornet. (Electric bass joins in sometimes, as on #4).

Taylor Ho Bynum (cornet), Matt Bauder (sax/clarinet), Mary Halvorson (el. guitar), Evan O'Reilly (el. guitar), Jessica Pavone (viola, el.bass), Tomas Fujiwara (drums)

1- Trio (guitar,cornet,drums) that gets into some fast interplay
2- Quiet cornet solo, into a busy improv thicket, a bit dark. Viola adds a soaring element later.
3- Swampy, mysterious flow, a bit exotic. (Miles cover.)
4- Very quiet plinks and clatter, builds to a calm little mid/fast melody with some old-world charm.
5- Billy Strayhorn tune. A cute, soft pace with louder guitar jangling near the end
6- Mid/fast, off-kilter chamber intro. Primitive cornet/drums jam. Then a quiet improv segment building into busy activity.
7- Soft start with a smoky melodic improv. Second half: swinging mid/fast bebop, into a more harsh guitar phase
8- Chamber feel; formal, stern, mid/fast.
9- Trio with calm cornet and chopping jazz guitar. Starts almost pretty, dissolves into madness

Track Listing
1. Brooklyn With An E   5. Bluebird Of Delhi
2. Woods   6. 3v2
3. In A Silent Way   7. Jp And The Boston Suburbs, Parts 1 & 2
4. Mm(Pf)   8. Jp And The Boston Suburbs, Part 3 (Knit & Swim)
  9. Apace