109

Wally Shoup Trio: Blue Purge

By

Sign in to view read count
Wally Shoup Trio: Blue Purge The Seattle-based group of alto saxophonist Wally Shoup, bassist Reuben Radding, and drummer Bob Rees offers eleven diverse and intense improvisational pieces on Blue Purge. This followup to 2003's Fusillades and Lamentations finds various moods in its path as it progresses from the wobbly "Ruffing It" to the playful "Depth Charge," the serene "Gut Luv," and the minimalistic "Moiling" and "Lunar Dust."

The willingness of bassist Rees and drummer Radding to engage Shoup beyond the commonly prescribed roles of rhythm make the album's motions more dynamic, spontaneous, and fresh. In doing so, Blue Purge avoids the urge to brood and delve into chaos, as is routinely the case in lesser albums tackling the free and the improvised. Effective in their succinct delivery, the eleven tunes are spaced and delivered with assurances on the music and not on length. Though it may be a difficult find, Blue Purge will please and intrigue those interested in jazz that is free and exciting without the noise and the unnecessary glumness.

An interesting and worthwhile side note to this album is the generous support provided by Earshot Jazz, a Seattle, nonprofit organization dedicated to "support jazz and increase awareness in the community."

Visit Earshot Jazz on the web.


Track Listing: Ruffing It; Depth Charge; Hue and Cry; Moiling; Lunar Dust; LoggerHeads; Gut Luv; Purgations; Get Me One; Psyche Knot; Web Core

Personnel: Wally Shoup- alto sax; Reuben Radding- bass; Bob Rees- drums

Year Released: 2004 | Record Label: Leo Records | Style: Modern Jazz


Shop

CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
Good Curse
Island Visual Arts
2010
buy
Bounced Check
Island Visual Arts
2007
buy
Blank Check
Island Visual Arts
2007
buy
Duo
Island Visual Arts
2007
buy
Roswell Rudd Roswell Rudd
trombone
Derek Bailey Derek Bailey
guitar
Drew Gress Drew Gress
bass
Charles Gayle Charles Gayle
saxophone
Frank Wright Frank Wright
sax, tenor
Mark Dresser Mark Dresser
bass, acoustic
Mat Maneri Mat Maneri
viola
Han Bennink Han Bennink
drums
Sonny Simmons Sonny Simmons
sax, alto
Gebhard Ullmann Gebhard Ullmann
saxophone

More Articles

Read Fellowship CD/LP/Track Review Fellowship
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 22, 2017
Read E.S.T. Symphony CD/LP/Track Review E.S.T. Symphony
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 22, 2017
Read June CD/LP/Track Review June
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: February 22, 2017
Read The Invariant CD/LP/Track Review The Invariant
by Mark Sullivan
Published: February 22, 2017
Read Akua's Dance CD/LP/Track Review Akua's Dance
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: February 21, 2017
Read Daylight Ghosts CD/LP/Track Review Daylight Ghosts
by Mark Sullivan
Published: February 21, 2017
Read "Warp" CD/LP/Track Review Warp
by Karl Ackermann
Published: March 21, 2016
Read "Intercambio" CD/LP/Track Review Intercambio
by James Nadal
Published: February 23, 2016
Read "Uh Oh!" CD/LP/Track Review Uh Oh!
by Jack Bowers
Published: June 30, 2016
Read "The Invariant" CD/LP/Track Review The Invariant
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 17, 2017
Read "Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon" CD/LP/Track Review Hand In Hand In The Hand Of The Moon
by Budd Kopman
Published: May 24, 2016
Read "More Stories from the Village" CD/LP/Track Review More Stories from the Village
by Hrayr Attarian
Published: May 13, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!