Shibolet/Josephson/Baker/Looney/Smith / Untitled (1959)
Album: Untitled (1959)   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Shibolet/Josephson/Baker/Looney/Smith   Added:Jul 2007
Label:Balance Point Acoustics  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-07-22 Pull Date: 2007-09-23 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 16 Aug 26 Jul 29
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 24, 2009: Memory Select
Number 12
4. Aug 24, 2007: Memory Select: sfSound and Webern
Ochre And Red On Red
2. Jul 11, 2008: Memory Select
White Cloud
5. Jul 27, 2007: Memory Select
Homage To Matisse
3. Sep 14, 2007: Memory Select
Number 12
6. Jul 27, 2007: the jewish alternative
White, Yellow, Red On Yellow

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-07-04

Abstract free improv, a quartet of local folks that includes vocals, sax, trombone, piano, and bass. Prickly horns complemented by subtle vocal sounds that don't overwhelm each track, presented in mostly short packages (many songs under 2 minutes). Track titles come from Mark Rothko paintings.

Ariel Shbolet (sax)
Aurora Josephson (voice)
Jen Baker (trombone)
Scott R. Looney (piano)
Damon Smith (double bass)

1- A slowish flow, quiet start. Nice sense of drama to it. STOPS with 2 minutes left, then rebuilds for the ending
2- Insistent and gently abrasive, with vocal cat-cries
3- Careful fast blurts, stumbly
4- Sparkly piano, an active little piece
5- Graceful long-toned flow
6- Processional buildup with some jangly percussion, then quieter
7- Choppy fast burble, gives way to slow melodic tones
8- Playful small noises, chattery. Voice/trombone duet.
9- Small, calm
10- Bubbly, at a fairly strong clip. Hits a very quiet patch after 3 minutes, then rebuilds to a gentle burble
11- Mystical and slow
12- Happy horn burbles, nice slowdown ending
13- Dire, slow horn blare
14- Trombone/voice lead: spare, calm, but fairly fast
15- Quiet but fast, dramatic.
16- Slow groans, builds to a more upbeat, popping flow

Track Listing
1. Number 12   9. Three Reds
2. Homage To Matisse   10. Blue Cloud
3. Number 61   11. White Cloud
4. Yellow, Orange, Red On Orange   12. Four Reds
5. White, Yellow, Red On Yellow   13. Black, Ochre, Red Over Red
6. Light, Earth And Blue   14. Red, Gray, White On Yellow
7. Ochre And Red On Red   15. Red, Black, Orange, Yellow On Yellow
8. White Band (Number 27)   16. Untitled (1959)