Declared Enemy / Night Of 100001 Stars: A Tribute To Jean Genet
Album: Night Of 100001 Stars: A Tribute To Jean Genet   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Declared Enemy   Added:May 2007
Label:Rogue Art  

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Add Date: 2007-05-20 Pull Date: 2007-07-22 Charts: Jazz
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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-05-18
Calm avant-jazz session that uses a cerebral sense of melody to create surreal landscapes or off-kilter grooves. It's a musical tribute to the writer Jean Genet, including some long readings of his texts (2,8), and apparently delving into his relationship with the '60s civil rights movement, particularly the Black Panthers.

On piano, Matthew Shipp goes back to his choppy "avant-garde" style as opposed to long, dense chords. He's joined by an all-star free-jazz cast: Sabir Mateen (woodwinds), William Parker (bass), Gerald Cleaver (drums), Denis Lavant (spoken word).

Texts are in French and appear FCC clean to English ears.

1- Hand drums, descends into quiet
2- Dramatic text; music that starts morose and spins into a stern, mid/fast group improv. 20 minutes.
3- Straight-jazz stroll (sort of) with flute, nice
4- Flowing, softly turbulent: Dense piano, spiraling clarinet.
5- Choppy little piano blips, squeaky wandering clarinet.
6- Catchy mid/fast rhythm, off-kilter sense of melody
7- Cool '60s post-bop groove with flute
8- Spoken word over slowly rolling piano/bass. Dark mood. Names show up about 8 minutes in -- Frederick Douglas, Harriett Tubman, Malcom X, MLK.
9- A slow crawl that builds into heavy staccato piano

Track Listing
1. Chicago 68   5. Mettray
2. Marche Funebre   6. Black Panthers
3. Flowers   7. Abdallah
4. Alberto's Workshop   8. Le Rouge Et Le Noir
  9. Larache