163

Matt Bauder/Jason Ajemin: Object 3

Mark Corroto By

Sign in to view read count
Matt Bauder/Jason Ajemin: Object 3 The third installment in Locust Music’s Object series, recordings inspired by selected objects, finds saxophonist Matt Bauder and bassist Jason Ajemian contemplating what looks like some sort of computer disc drive. But does it really matter? Prior efforts were focused on bowling balls and brillo pads. Not quite stuff found in Emily Dickinson's house.

The single 31-minute track was made in down state Illinois on a summer’s night. The pair play a continuous dirge over the sounds of crickets in the yard. Tenor, bowed bass, and a bit of overdubbed mix make for a contemplative session that is as relaxed as a night when the electricity fails and you are left to wander out-of-doors to view the stars.

Saxophonist Matt Bauder can be found in bands formed by Anthony Braxton, Scott Rosenberg, and Jeff Parker; he released Weary Already of the Way in 2003 on 482 Music. Jason Ajemian’s bass can be heard in Triage, with saxophonist Dave Rempis and drummer Tim Daisy, and with the folk deconstruct band Born Heller.

The duo recording, actually a big band if you count the crickets—you have to count the crickets (not the Buddy Holly band)—has been in continual rotation in my CD player. Bauder and Ajemian cast a spell-inducing sound. They apply continual tones that naturally blend with the brushwork the crickets supply as white noise.

Kind of a Zen thing that children inherently understand.


Track Listing: Normal

Personnel: Matt Bauder - Tenor Saxophone; Jason Ajemian - Bass.

Title: Object 3 | Year Released: 2004 | Record Label: Locust Music


Tags

comments powered by Disqus

More Articles

Read Saluting Sgt. Pepper CD/LP/Track Review Saluting Sgt. Pepper
by Karl Ackermann
Published: June 22, 2017
Read Thick as Thieves CD/LP/Track Review Thick as Thieves
by Jack Bowers
Published: June 22, 2017
Read Dream Within A Dream CD/LP/Track Review Dream Within A Dream
by Ian Patterson
Published: June 22, 2017
Read Live At The High Noon CD/LP/Track Review Live At The High Noon
by Doug Collette
Published: June 22, 2017
Read As It Should Be: Ballads 2 CD/LP/Track Review As It Should Be: Ballads 2
by Dan Bilawsky
Published: June 21, 2017
Read Karoujite CD/LP/Track Review Karoujite
by John Eyles
Published: June 21, 2017
Read "All Terrain Guitar" CD/LP/Track Review All Terrain Guitar
by Glenn Astarita
Published: August 31, 2016
Read "Rejoice! I'm Dead!" CD/LP/Track Review Rejoice! I'm Dead!
by Glenn Astarita
Published: February 11, 2017
Read "Convergence" CD/LP/Track Review Convergence
by Mark F. Turner
Published: August 20, 2016
Read "Coldest Second Yesterday" CD/LP/Track Review Coldest Second Yesterday
by John Sharpe
Published: February 25, 2017
Read "Taking Direction" CD/LP/Track Review Taking Direction
by Marithe Van der Aa
Published: April 4, 2017
Read "Tangle" CD/LP/Track Review Tangle
by John Eyles
Published: December 3, 2016

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.