Wednesday, May 23, 2007
Paul Motian- The Riot Act
Peace and quiet.
Drummer Paul Motian has made several albums with Joe Lovano and Bill Frisell. I find them endlessly frustrating. Based on the talent and imagination of the three men, their work together should best all other improvisational jazz. This track from I Have the Room Above Her is typical. Frisell makes interesting noise, Lovano takes it a step further. All the while Motian pushes and pulls. It's fun to hear, but it contains little emotional resonance.
Young Jeezy's mix CD U.S.D.A.: Cold Summer and Trill Fam were the big new releases yesterday in my corner of the music retail world.
I've called on individual Virgin stores as well as their corporate headquarters. Aside from the occasional difficulty in pinning a stray buyer down, they were always cool. And as much as I like their massive stores, I always wondered how they made a profit. Chicago was always my favorite location. It's closing.
Kansas City Click: Although we don't get many chances to see Morrissey in these parts, I'm kind of interested in catching Brian Auger tonight at the Grand Emporium instead. Even though Auger now looks and sounds like this instead of this, he promises to be more fun that that Morrissey mope.