Jackson, Keefe / Project Project / Just Like This
Album: Just Like This   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Jackson, Keefe / Project Project   Added:Feb 2008
Label:Delmark Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-03-30 Pull Date: 2008-06-01 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jun 1 May 25 May 11 Apr 27 Apr 6
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 11, 2009: Jena & Gomorrah: big bands
Which Well
4. May 09, 2008: Memory Select
Which Well
2. May 30, 2008: Memory Select
Dragon Fly
5. Apr 26, 2008: On the warpath
Dragon Fly
3. May 23, 2008: Memory Select
6. Apr 25, 2008: Memory Select
Dragon Fly

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-03-22
Modern jazz with energetic big band lines, aggressive free-jazz solos, and some out-there improv. The big band parts are smoothly composed, heeding the jazz tradition with a well knit, ear-catching sound. Yes, the opening track starts kind of "out there," but mainstream jazzers will find more than enough to love here. Top-notch. Instrumental, FCC clean.

Josh Berman - cornet
Jaimie Branch - trumpet, flugelhorn
Jeb Bishop - trombone
Nick Broste - trombone
Marc Unternahrer - tuba
James Falzone - clarinet
Guillermo Gregorio - sax, clarinet
Dave Rempis - sax
Jason Stein - bass clarinet
Keefe Jackson - sax, bass clarinet
Anton Hatwich - bass
Frank Rosaly - drums

1- (11:23) Mid/fast, with great sparkling solos. Growly horn improv intro followed by some sharp big-band writing.
2- (8:52) Punchy midtempo big-band lines. A quiet improv middle carries over into a low-key riff.
3- (10:02) Slow. Turns into a spiky free-for-all about halfway through; last 3 mins. are a tasteful drum solo that builds gradually
4- (8:49) Playfully tense pulse, some swingin' composing. Solos include a perky unaccompanied clarinet in happy tones.
5- (7:51) Quiet moaning improv. Then a screaming fast sax/drums duet, quite free-jazzy and intense.
6- (8:46) Carefully considered, with some bright horn lines in the intro and a calm flow throughout. Snappy ending. Nice.

Track Listing
1. Dragon Fly   4. Just Like This
2. The Grass Is Greener   5. Which Well
3. Titled   6. Wind-Up Toy