Album Reviews

Music You Don't Know You Like Yet

THE CLAUDIA QUINTET

Royal Toast

2010-09-13

For this release, Claudia Quintet leader/composer, John Hollenbeck, began by collecting song titles. He then wrote music inspired by these words and phrases with no thought as to their meaning, thus removing any context from them. The result is almost free jazz; but this is actually melodic and often quiet. The most interesting songs here are "Keramag" and "Armitage Shanks", which are both mid-tempo with tight arrangements. Rebecca Ruth

Quick Links:

More reviews tagged #Jazz

  • reviewed 01/2012

    NICHOLAS PAYTON
    Bitches

  • reviewed 03/2008

    Karen Blixt
    Mad Hope

  • reviewed 10/2008

    JAVON JACKSON
    – Once Upon a Melody

  • reviewed 08/2004

    The Motet
    Music for Life

  • reviewed 01/2014

    BEN Wanicur
    The Excluded Middle

  • reviewed 04/2006

    3ósity
    3ósity (Capri)

Compiled by the WYCE Journalism Club

The opinions expressed in these reviews are those of the individual volunteers that submitted the article and do not necessarily reflect the views of WYCE or GRCMC; nor its staff, donors, or affiliates.