Ryan, Jim/Forward Energy Trio / Fe3 Oakland / Fe3 Portland
Album: Fe3 Oakland / Fe3 Portland   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ryan, Jim/Forward Energy Trio   Added:Jun 2007
Label:Edgetone Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-06-03 Pull Date: 2007-08-05 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Aug 5 Jul 29 Jul 22 Jul 15 Jun 10
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 10, 2009: Memory Select
Bob Bin In, Paper Flower
4. Jul 20, 2007: Memory Select
Big Mountain
2. Aug 03, 2007: Memory Select
Lost Doggie
5. Jul 12, 2007: Memory Select, Late-Nite Edition
3. Jul 27, 2007: Memory Select
Bob Bin In
6. Jun 08, 2007: Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-06-03
Free jazz: Local guy Jim Ryan on sax and flute, featured in two different trios. Energetic jazzy feel throughout, with the spotlight mostly on Ryan. Improvised pieces in digestible bits (many tracks are just a few minutes long).

(Technically, these are two separate CDs, released simultaneously. Ryan is planning others with midwest and east coast versions of the trio.)

DISK ONE -- OAKLAND: Scott Looney (piano), Stephen Flinn (drums)

1- Fast, gruff start. Gets aggressive later.
2- Fast but calm, meditative
3- Playful high notes, mid/fast. Gets into harder digging with scurrying piano
4- Quiet pingy start. Builds up about halfway, then a calm, slow flow
5- Fast but sparse
6- Flute, a kind of calm mystery air
7- Quiet start into a low-key, dark flow.
8- Cautious, mid/fast.
9- Big fast attack
10- Tangly and fairly fast, gets pretty intense

DISK TWO -- PORTLAND: Robert Jones (bass), Andrew Wilshusen (drums)

11- Midtempo thumping; the band declares its entrance, then eases up a bit. Ends abruptly.
12- Bowed bass & drums intro, into mostly mid/fast trio work. Gets almost swingy near the end.
13- Low-key, slowish but rich sax. Builds up a bit later.
14- w/flute, mid/fast, easygoing
15- Tumbling, mid/fast
16- Mid/fast, fairly aggressive
17- Fast and spare; builds densit as it goes
18- Groaning bass/cymbals, whispering sax. Ghostly. Ends w/faster sax
19- Mid/fast, scrabbly
20- Flute, a calm drum-circle feel

Track Listing
1. Jumpin' In   11. Hit
2. Paper Flower   12. Bob Bin In
3. Residuals   13. Powdered Pussy
4. Thru The Window   14. Flute Song
5. Lost Doggie   15. Big Mountain
6. Crystal Night   16. Seasoned Lover
7. The Feast   17. Rumble Seat
8. Aporetics   18. Twilight Zone
9. Meatloaf   19. How R.U.?
10. Big Snake   20. Pocahontas Shuffle