Noertker's Moxie / Sketches Of Catalonia, Vol. 2
Album: Sketches Of Catalonia, Vol. 2   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Noertker's Moxie   Added:Oct 2007
Label:Edgetone Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-03-09 Pull Date: 2008-05-11 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: May 11 May 4 Apr 27 Mar 16
Airplays: 1 1 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 03, 2008: Memory Select
Harlequin's Carnival
4. May 02, 2008: Memory Select
2. Jul 25, 2008: Memory Select: 10th anniversary / Mute Socialite
Dutch Interior
5. Apr 25, 2008: Memory Select
Burnt Picture, Dutch Interior
3. May 09, 2008: No Cover, No Minimum
Harlequin's Carnival
6. Mar 14, 2008: Memory Select
Dona Del Cantir, Ladders Cross The Sky In A Blue Wheel Of Fire

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-03-02
Fairly straight jazz with a bit of old-world European atmosphere and the occasional free-jazz touch. A local band with two woodwind players on many tracks, and lots of use of flute. Some pretty songs here, and a couple of upbeat swingy pieces.

The music was inspired by bassist Bill Noertker's trip to Catalonia, and based on the work of Joan Miro (a sequel to a CD of pieces inspired by Dali).

1- Slow airy flutes; shifts to a catchy riff, then speeds up for a dancing solo segment
2- Soft and pleasant, a bit slow. Warm late-night club vibe
3- Midtempo bebop. Sparse chamber-y middle
4- Slowish cabaret piano, with flute. Some old-world charm
5- Bumpy rhythm, a 3-minute track of free-jazz strangeness
6- Light twisting flutes. Mid/fast, dreamy
7- A rolling swing
8- Slowish sunset feel

Track Listing
1. Dutch Interior   5. Dancer
2. Burnt Picture   6. The Red Sun
3. Ladders Cross The Sky In A Blue Wheel Of Fire   7. Harlequin's Carnival
4. Dona Del Cantir   8. Catalan Peasant In The Moonlight