Frazier, Colter Quartet / Colter Frazier Quartet
Album: Colter Frazier Quartet   Collection:Jazz
Artist: Frazier, Colter Quartet   Added:Dec 2008
Label: PfMENTUM  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-01-11 Pull Date: 2009-03-15 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Mar 8 Mar 1 Feb 15 Feb 8 Feb 1 Jan 25 Jan 18
Airplays: 1 2 3 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 06, 2009: Memory Select
Hopes Of Reunification
4. Feb 13, 2009: Memory Select
Flight School For Sparrow
2. Feb 27, 2009: Memory Select, sfSound edition: Le Quan Ninh & Michel Doneda
5. Feb 11, 2009: Hand Wash in Coleslaw
Flight School For Sparrow
3. Feb 22, 2009: Sunday Afternoon Baseball Rainout
4 Days And 5 Months
6. Feb 08, 2009: B-Side Sunday Special
4 Days And 5 Months

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-01-04
Sax/violin-led quartet. Modern compositions that are plenty accessible but don't follow the usual "jazz" chords and harmonies. It's quite melody-driven, like Ornette Coleman or Tim Berne, where the "melody" often paints with a Euro/classical brush (or maybe that's just the influence of the violin on my brain).

1- Tense, fleet riffing after a slow start. Definite Euro-cafe influence, catchy.
2- Serious start, into some rapid unison playing, a bit jittery. Then a sparse, slow sax improv.
3- Sneaky mid/fast beat, quiet but not so calm
4- Fast, kinda Klezmery flight. Rapid 5/8 pulse, really draws you in.
5- Slow and artsy. Lots of abstract drum improv.
6- Very fast theme. A quiet interlude early on, then some riffs for double soloing of sax plus all manner of percussion.
7- A lovely dusky melody. Very out-there improv middle.
8- Slowish classical drama. Nice bowed-bass solo.
9- Flitty, flighty. Stacatto feel.
10- Pleasantly staggering; nicely adventurous viola solo
11- Quick classical pulse, maybe a touch of minimalism. An intriguing short piece.
12- Pastoral. Comforting sax riff, tender violin solo, rattly but light drumming.

Track Listing
1. Lloyd's Prayer   7. Flight School For Sparrow
2. Hopes Of Reunification   8. Unknown Strain 2
3. Where000   9. Lunch With Osby
4. 4 Days And 5 Months   10. Lonely Friday
5. August Ballad   11. 1-22-07
6. Late Again   12. Focus