Stein, Norbert / Pata Generators / Direct Speech
Album: Direct Speech   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Stein, Norbert / Pata Generators   Added:Dec 2008
Label:Pata Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-02-14 Pull Date: 2009-04-18 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Apr 19 Apr 12 Mar 29 Mar 22 Mar 15 Mar 8 Mar 1 Feb 22
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Apr 17, 2009: Memory Select
Die Zen Gabote (The Zen Commandments)
4. Mar 20, 2009: Memory Select
Alice In Der Parallelen Welt (Alice In The Parallel World)
2. Apr 11, 2009: Music Casserole
Music For Stand-Alone Player
5. Mar 11, 2009: The Heart of KZSU
No Bird Beyond The Cage
3. Mar 27, 2009: Memory Select
Chameleon Nature
6. Mar 06, 2009: Memory Select
Daily Life

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-02-13
Playful jazz, a medium sized combo with lots of horns. Mostly upbeat, but with some free-jazz tendencies -- I'm reminded of old TV jazz with a drunken warble to it. Tracks are upbeat with an almost tropical/calypso feel to the way the horns are written. Quite accessible and nicely creative.

1- Freeform intro with spoken chatter. Free, grumpy sax solo. Nice midtempo ending phase
2- Upbeat, finger-snappin' goodness.
3- Like a fast magic puppet theme, plus angular jazz lines. Open-ended, avant-garde soloing.
4- Mid/fast, snappy bass/drums with lush horns.
5- Mid/fast, chugging theme.
6- Happy. Kind of like a '50s TV theme, in goofy off-colors. Calm midtempo pace.
7- Drunken sorta-tropical theme. Warbly, playful. Cool exotic flute solo. Ends with chuggy, chattery writing.
8- Free-jazzy. Silly swinging theme; some nice open soloing
9- Lower-key, but fairly fast. Nice post-bop sound, not silly. Drum solo. Angular themes to end it.
10- Upbeat chugging
11- Mysterious and creeping. Growly middle, improvvy.

Track Listing
1. Chameleon Nature   6. Daily Life
2. Music For Stand-Alone Player   7. No Bird Beyond The Cage
3. For: Get It!   8. Les Yeux D L'oiseau De La Guerre (The Eyes Of The Bird Of War)
4. Die Tochter Des Papstes (The Daughter Of The Pope)   9. Direct Speech
5. Die Zen Gabote (The Zen Commandments)   10. Alice In Der Parallelen Welt (Alice In The Parallel World)
  11. Borderline