Futterman/Fielder/Levin Trio / Traveling Through Now
Album: Traveling Through Now   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Futterman/Fielder/Levin Trio   Added:Jul 2008
Label:Charles Lester Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2008-11-16 Pull Date: 2009-01-18 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jan 18 Jan 11 Jan 4 Dec 28 Dec 14 Dec 7
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 17, 2009: On The Warpath
4. Jan 02, 2009: Memory Select
2. Jan 16, 2009: Memory Select
Moment Dweller/Outertopeia
5. Dec 25, 2008: Music Casserole
3. Jan 09, 2009: Memory Select
6. Dec 12, 2008: Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-11-02
Free jazz trio, improvised work that's usually high-energy and does sound tangibly jazzy. Gets tangly and furious.

Futterman favors a big piano attack, a cross between Cecil Taylor madness and that McCoy Tyner grand-ocean-waves sound of the '60s. He'll switch to saxophone sometimes for some nice sparring with Ike Levin, who puts up a good free-jazz front himself.

Another nice long session (it sounds like one long piece, split into tracks for programming convenience) from some guys who've been playing together a long time.

1- 15 seconds of talking, then dives straight into some fast, hard work.
2- Drum patter, into interesting two-sax work
3- BIG piano enters. Later, a cool splattery piano solo
4- Slower, nearly romantic. Quiet, tender.
5- Still slow, with a very 'nice' piano & bass clarinet part. Builds up intensity.
6- Wailing sax + bass clarinet. Some bluesy tones at the start.
7- Coltrane-like, towering feel, into a raging tumult. Ends soft and nice
8- Thoughtful drum solo. Slow, warbling saxes.
9- Slow ocean-waves feel. Gets into a fast but low-level flow, deft and purposeful but not too wild
10- Some thundring bombast. Ends on a compelling, tense chord repeated on the piano

Track Listing
1. Primal Center   6. Moment Dweller
2. Illumination   7. Outertopeia
3. Ascendence   8. Connextions
4. Life's Whisper   9. Triple Question
5. Dance Of Discovery   10. Freescapes