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Net Label Releases</FONT></DIV> <DIV id=ServicePage_DescriptionIntro><FONT color=#e6f5d5>. </FONT></DIV><BR> <DIV><IMG style="MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; FLOAT: left" src="Events_files/splatter1.jpg"> <DIV style="FONT-SIZE: 12px" id=ServicePage_Title2 class=F_Mid><FONT color=#e6f5d5><B>'Scraffiti' by Splatter - March 2011</B>&nbsp;(CD, citystream CTY00105) </FONT></DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5> <HR style="HEIGHT: 1px"> </FONT> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Anna Kaluza, alto saxophone<BR>Noel Taylor, clarinets<BR>Pedro Velasco, guitar<BR>Michael Caratti, drums</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN id=ctl00_leftColumn_lblAlbumDescription class=album-description><FONT color=#e6f5d5><STRONG>Description</STRONG></FONT></SPAN></DIV></DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Scraffiti is a mix - frantic free jazz to lyrical tunes, some of which are written, some of which just emerged on the day. The moods swing from gentle yearning, through buoyant optimism, to jerking dislocated beats that rattle your bones.</FONT></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P><SPAN class=album-description> <DIV><SPAN id=ctl00_leftColumn_lblAlbumDescription class=album-description><FONT color=#e6f5d5><STRONG>Reviews:</STRONG></FONT></SPAN></DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P></SPAN> <P><SPAN id=ctl00_rightColumn_lblAlbumNotes><FONT color=#ffe4aa>"The music is really great - modern, innovative and experimenting."<BR><BR>Paulius Sluakonis<BR>KTU radio station "Gaudeamus</FONT></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffe4aa>"I love this music, it takes you along and lets you be with it without insisting or repeating itself. There is an unexpected space it opens up for hearing different parts each time you listen. A delightful album."</FONT></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Helen Simpson</FONT></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffe4aa>"Splatter feed shards of rock and black metal into their freeform jazz soundscapes" &nbsp;TimeOut</FONT></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Review of Scraffiti by Luca Pagani&nbsp;- &nbsp;in Italian at : allaboutjazz.italia - :<A href="http://italia.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=6501">allaboutjazz.italia</A></FONT></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffe4aa>'This music is another dream, another box where you can put your own things' Luca Pagani&nbsp;- allaboutjazz.italia&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Air Play:</FONT></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P><SPAN> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Featured on 'Taran's&nbsp;Free&nbsp;Jazz&nbsp; Hour', on issues 12/2011&nbsp;and&nbsp; 16/2011</FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Featured on 'Disorder at the Border' , Resonance FM 11/06/2011</FONT></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Featured</FONT><FONT color=#ffe4aa> on Polish station&nbsp;'<SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-US; mso-fareast-language: EN-US; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">Kocham Jazz' ('I love Jazz'), RadioJazz.fm, February 2012. </SPAN></FONT></SPAN></P></SPAN> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><NOSCRIPT></NOSCRIPT><IFRAME style="MARGIN: 0px; WIDTH: 100%; FLOAT: none; HEIGHT: 0px" id=ctl00_IWS_WH_CPH_Content_HtmlControl1 frameBorder=0 allowTransparency scrolling=no xmlns:iws="iws"> </IFRAME> <SCRIPT type=text/javascript> setTimeout('HtmlControlJS.loadFrame\x28\x27ctl00_IWS_WH_CPH_Content_HtmlControl1\x27, \x27\x5cx3cdiv style\x5cx3d\x5cx27width\x5cx3a113px\x5cx3b height\x5cx3a42px\x5cx3b margin\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b padding\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b border\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b background-image\x5cx3aurl\x5cx28http\x5cx3a\x5cx2f\x5cx2fwww.cdbaby.com\x5cx2fImages\x5cx2fLinks\x5cx2fBlack-Buy_Album_nothumb.jpg\x5cx29\x5cx3b\x5cx27\x5cx3e\x5cx3ca href\x5cx3d\x5cx27http\x5cx3a\x5cx2f\x5cx2fwww.cdbaby.com\x5cx2fcd\x5cx2fsplatter1\x5cx27 style\x5cx3d\x5cx27display\x5cx3ablock\x5cx3b width\x5cx3a113px\x5cx3b height\x5cx3a42px\x5cx3b margin\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b border\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b\x5cx27\x5cx3e\x5cx3c\x5cx2fa\x5cx3e\x5cx3c\x5cx2fdiv\x5cx3e\x27,2057, \x272.02.4527.0\x27\x29\x3b', 0); </SCRIPT> </SPAN></P> <P> <HR style="HEIGHT: 1px"> <P> <P><FONT color=#e6f5d5></FONT><BR>&nbsp;</P> <DIV><IMG style="MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; FLOAT: left" src="Events_files/noelalberto.jpg"> <DIV style="FONT-SIZE: 12px" id=ServicePage_Title2 class=F_Mid><FONT color=#e6f5d5><B>'All Fall Down' by&nbsp;Alberto Polla &amp; Noel Taylor &nbsp;-&nbsp;November 2010</B>&nbsp;(CD, citystream CTY00104) </FONT></DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5> <HR style="HEIGHT: 1px"> </FONT> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Alberto Popolla, clarinets<BR>Noel Taylor, clarinets<BR></FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;<FONT color=#e6f5d5><B>Description</B></FONT><FONT color=#e6f5d5> </FONT></DIV></DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN id=ctl00_leftColumn_lblAlbumDescription class=album-description><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Freely improvised clarinet duets featuring rapidly shifting patterns of melodic interplay.<SPAN id=ctl00_rightColumn_lblAlbumNotes>Alberto Popolla and Noel Taylor came to know each other s playing through the internet, and eventually met to play together while Popolla, from Rome, was touring the UK. Popolla s playing is generally more complex, full of arabesque figures and rapid fingering, whereas Taylor tends to more linear phrasing. Although their clarinet playing styles are very different, it is nevertheless frequently difficult to work out who is playing what. They both respond very rapidly to each other, and the music takes on an episodic quality as they chase the hints that are tossed between them as they improvise. The overly simple, off-kilter melodies that sometimes leap out are often triggered by some perverse logic of phraseology or stray inflection. There is sometimes a quality of things half-remembered, briefly appearing before being carried along on the next musical suggestion that breaks to the surface.</SPAN></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#ffe4aa><SPAN>"...the music on the album is enchanting. The duets are (I imagine) improvised and much of the music has an almost pastoral quality. Yet there are moments of strong energy and dissonance, and due to the quality of the recording you get a spacial sound, giving the impression that the two clarinettists are in the same room as you. With titles such as 'Damselfly', 'Cats Tango' or 'A-Tishoo! A-Tishoo!', one can understand that much of the music has impressionistic qualities, and what also makes the music most listenable is the clear interest that the two clarinettists have in finding and developing melody. In fact it's this ingredient that makes this album such a success and will give the listener endless fun in discovering and re-discovering each tracks details, a little like returning to an art gallery to view a painting more than once. "</SPAN></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#ffe4aa><SPAN>Joe Higham </SPAN></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#e6f5d5><SPAN><BR><A href="http://freejazz-stef.blogspot.com/2011/03/noel-taylor-alberto-popolla-all-fall.html">http://freejazz-stef.blogspot.com/2011/03/noel-taylor-alberto-popolla-all-fall.html</A><BR><A href="http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=78169">http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/news.php?id=78169</A><BR> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Air Play:</FONT></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Featured on 'Taran's&nbsp;Free&nbsp;Jazz&nbsp; Hour', issue 13/2011&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></P><SPAN> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Featured on 'Disorder at the Border' , Resonance FM 11/06/2011</FONT></SPAN></P></SPAN> <P><BR>&nbsp;<NOSCRIPT></NOSCRIPT><IFRAME style="MARGIN: 0px; WIDTH: 100%; FLOAT: none; HEIGHT: 0px" id=ctl00_IWS_WH_CPH_Content_HtmlControl2 frameBorder=0 allowTransparency scrolling=no xmlns:iws="iws"> </IFRAME> <SCRIPT type=text/javascript> setTimeout('HtmlControlJS.loadFrame\x28\x27ctl00_IWS_WH_CPH_Content_HtmlControl2\x27, \x27\x5cx3cdiv style\x5cx3d\x5cx27width\x5cx3a113px\x5cx3b height\x5cx3a42px\x5cx3b margin\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b padding\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b border\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b background-image\x5cx3aurl\x5cx28http\x5cx3a\x5cx2f\x5cx2fwww.cdbaby.com\x5cx2fImages\x5cx2fLinks\x5cx2fBlack-Buy_Album_nothumb.jpg\x5cx29\x5cx3b\x5cx27\x5cx3e\x5cx3ca href\x5cx3d\x5cx27http\x5cx3a\x5cx2f\x5cx2fwww.cdbaby.com\x5cx2fcd\x5cx2fnoelalberto\x5cx27 style\x5cx3d\x5cx27display\x5cx3ablock\x5cx3b width\x5cx3a113px\x5cx3b height\x5cx3a42px\x5cx3b margin\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b border\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b\x5cx27\x5cx3e\x5cx3c\x5cx2fa\x5cx3e\x5cx3c\x5cx2fdiv\x5cx3e\x27,2057, \x272.02.4527.0\x27\x29\x3b', 0); </SCRIPT> </P></SPAN></FONT></SPAN></SPAN> <P></P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description> <HR style="HEIGHT: 1px"> <P>&nbsp;</P></SPAN></SPAN> <P></P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description> <DIV><IMG style="MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; FLOAT: left" src="Events_files/nikonoel.jpg"> <DIV style="FONT-SIZE: 12px" id=ServicePage_Title2 class=F_Mid><FONT color=#e6f5d5><B>'Border Patrol' by&nbsp;Niko Meinhold &amp; Noel Taylor &nbsp;-&nbsp;July 2010 </B>&nbsp;(CD, citystream CTY00103) </FONT></DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5> <HR style="HEIGHT: 1px"> </FONT> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Niko Meinhold, grand piano</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Noel Taylor, clarinet<BR></FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;<FONT color=#e6f5d5><B>Description</B></FONT><FONT color=#e6f5d5> </FONT></DIV></DIV> <P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN id=ctl00_leftColumn_lblAlbumDescription class=album-description><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Border Patrol' was a very private musical meeting between Niko Meinhold from Berlin and Noel Taylor from London. No geographical borders were crossed during the improvisations, but both musicians seem to weave in and out of different styles of playing, at times transgressing so far into melodic territory that at one moment their music might appear to be located in 19th Century Romanticism, whilst at the next it might flirt with the Blues, before fragmenting into very recognisably 21st Century improv. Both players give themselves over to a kind of auto-suggestion where a chance chord or rhythmic pattern invokes a musical thought. This is not to say that the music is indiscriminate  there is a very strong sense of shared restraint and a common feel for the shape and pace of the pieces as they develop. Neither of them would claim to have passed over any new musical boundaries, so much as to have revelled in occupying a musical no-mans land, where borders can be crossed and re-crossed without constraint. </FONT></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Reviews:</FONT></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN id=ctl00_rightColumn_lblAlbumNotes><FONT color=#ffd780><FONT color=#ffe4aa>"this duo can create suspense : sparse clarinet tones, and the use of extended techniques on the piano strings, make you want to know what is coming next, how these otherworldly sounds will evolve, merge, bounce back. Without working with themes or even recognisable patterns, the two musicians master and integrate the legacy of their training : from classical music, jazz, blues to more modern aspects of new music and avant-garde, nicely navigating between romantic lyricism and abstract tension and discovery, this is music with character and vision. Both are also great at using silence and pace in the development of their improvisations."<BR><BR>Stef Gijssels,<BR>freejazz-stef.blogspot.com</FONT></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN><SPAN class=zAbstract><FONT color=#fff2d5><FONT color=#ffe4aa>"London clarinetist Noel Taylor in a meeting with pianist Niko Meinhold, delicate and beautifully paced duos that borrow from many genres and modern approaches to create informed and stimulating dialog<EM>."&nbsp; Squidco.com</EM></FONT></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Air Play:</FONT></SPAN></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN><FONT color=#ffd780> <P> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Featured on 'Taran's Free Jazz Hour', issue 12/2011&nbsp; and issue 19/2011</FONT></SPAN></P><SPAN> <P><SPAN><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Featured on 'Disorder at the Border' , Resonance FM 11/06/2011</FONT></SPAN></P></SPAN> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><NOSCRIPT></NOSCRIPT><IFRAME style="MARGIN: 0px; WIDTH: 100%; FLOAT: none; HEIGHT: 0px" id=ctl00_IWS_WH_CPH_Content_HtmlControl3 frameBorder=0 allowTransparency scrolling=no xmlns:iws="iws"> </IFRAME> <SCRIPT type=text/javascript> setTimeout('HtmlControlJS.loadFrame\x28\x27ctl00_IWS_WH_CPH_Content_HtmlControl3\x27, \x27\x5cx3cdiv style\x5cx3d\x5cx27width\x5cx3a113px\x5cx3b height\x5cx3a42px\x5cx3b margin\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b padding\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b border\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b background-image\x5cx3aurl\x5cx28http\x5cx3a\x5cx2f\x5cx2fwww.cdbaby.com\x5cx2fImages\x5cx2fLinks\x5cx2fBlack-Buy_Album_nothumb.jpg\x5cx29\x5cx3b\x5cx27\x5cx3e\x5cx3ca href\x5cx3d\x5cx27http\x5cx3a\x5cx2f\x5cx2fwww.cdbaby.com\x5cx2fcd\x5cx2fnikonoel\x5cx27 style\x5cx3d\x5cx27display\x5cx3ablock\x5cx3b width\x5cx3a113px\x5cx3b height\x5cx3a42px\x5cx3b margin\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b border\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b\x5cx27\x5cx3e\x5cx3c\x5cx2fa\x5cx3e\x5cx3c\x5cx2fdiv\x5cx3e\x27,2057, \x272.02.4527.0\x27\x29\x3b', 0); </SCRIPT> <BR></P></FONT></SPAN> <P> <HR style="HEIGHT: 1px"> <P><FONT color=#e6f5d5> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><IMG style="MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; FLOAT: left" src="Events_files/splatter2.jpg"> <DIV style="FONT-SIZE: 12px" id=ServicePage_Title2 class=F_Mid><FONT color=#e6f5d5><B>'Music for Misanthropes' by Splatter -&nbsp;January 2010</B>&nbsp;(CD, citystream CTY00102) </FONT></DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5> <HR style="HEIGHT: 1px"> </FONT> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Anna Kaluza, alto saxophone<BR>Noel Taylor, clarinets<BR>Pedro Velasco, guitar<BR>Michael Caratti, drums</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><SPAN id=ctl00_leftColumn_lblAlbumDescription class=album-description><FONT color=#e6f5d5><STRONG>Description</STRONG></FONT></SPAN></DIV></DIV> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN id=ctl00_leftColumn_lblAlbumDescription class=album-description><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Anna Kaluza on quirky sax and Noel Taylor on clarinet, all whipped up into a perfect storm of funk, Latin and free jazz with the snappy drumming of Pharoah S Russell and the off beat grooves of Venezuelan bass guitarist Ral Monsalve.</FONT></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Reviews:</FONT></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#ffe4aa>"The music is sweet, gentle and accessible, free and quite mature, in contrast to the adolescent scribblings on the back cover. And entirely improvised. And I must say, well improvised. The lyricism and interplay on some pieces make it sound as if it's thoroughly rehearsed or at least pre-conceived, but apparently not. The bass guitar of Monsalve is one of the most distinguishable and defining factors of the music. He gives color, punch and rhythm, allowing for the double reed front line to interlock phrases and melodies, and giving the excellent drummer the opportunity to play on or around the beat at leasure. Both Kaluza and Taylor are really good and creative, not trying to imitate, but making their own sound. It all sounds young, crisp, fresh, modern, with rock-influences of course, and with vision and coherence."</FONT></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Stef Gijssels,<BR>freejazz-stef.blogspot.com</FONT></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><NOSCRIPT></NOSCRIPT><IFRAME style="MARGIN: 0px; WIDTH: 100%; FLOAT: none; HEIGHT: 0px" id=ctl00_IWS_WH_CPH_Content_HtmlControl4 frameBorder=0 allowTransparency scrolling=no xmlns:iws="iws"> </IFRAME> <SCRIPT type=text/javascript> setTimeout('HtmlControlJS.loadFrame\x28\x27ctl00_IWS_WH_CPH_Content_HtmlControl4\x27, \x27\x5cx3cdiv style\x5cx3d\x5cx27width\x5cx3a113px\x5cx3b height\x5cx3a42px\x5cx3b margin\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b padding\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b border\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b background-image\x5cx3aurl\x5cx28http\x5cx3a\x5cx2f\x5cx2fwww.cdbaby.com\x5cx2fImages\x5cx2fLinks\x5cx2fBlack-Buy_Album_nothumb.jpg\x5cx29\x5cx3b\x5cx27\x5cx3e\x5cx3ca href\x5cx3d\x5cx27http\x5cx3a\x5cx2f\x5cx2fwww.cdbaby.com\x5cx2fcd\x5cx2fsplatter2\x5cx27 style\x5cx3d\x5cx27display\x5cx3ablock\x5cx3b width\x5cx3a113px\x5cx3b height\x5cx3a42px\x5cx3b margin\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b border\x5cx3a0\x5cx3b\x5cx27\x5cx3e\x5cx3c\x5cx2fa\x5cx3e\x5cx3c\x5cx2fdiv\x5cx3e\x27,2057, \x272.02.4527.0\x27\x29\x3b', 0); </SCRIPT> <P><BR></P></SPAN></SPAN> <P></P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <HR style="HEIGHT: 1px"> <P>&nbsp;</P></FONT> <P></P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description> <DIV><IMG style="MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; FLOAT: left" src="Events_files/l_665863a8eeba4cdcbd467f71f7f6f532.jpg"> <DIV style="FONT-SIZE: 12px" id=ServicePage_Title2 class=F_Mid><FONT color=#e6f5d5><B>'Thistledown'&nbsp;-&nbsp;April 2009&nbsp; (Net Label - Clinical Archives)</B></FONT></DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5> <HR style="HEIGHT: 1px"> </FONT> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Noel Taylor, clarinet&nbsp;</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5>James O'Sulivan, guitar</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Oli Mayne -&nbsp;vibraphone<BR>&nbsp;</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5><B>Description</B></FONT><FONT color=#e6f5d5> </FONT></DIV></DIV> <P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT color=#e6f5d5><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN id=ctl00_leftColumn_lblAlbumDescription class=album-description>"Thistledown" is a mix of abstract sounds and oddball melodic sparring, somewhat sweetened by the occasional song-like refrain. There is much that is jagged and spiky and unforgiving, like the coarsest of thistles, but there is also music that has a soft and ethereal delicacy, like down, ready to blow away with the slightest puff.<BR>There are eight short improvised works. The three play together for fun, allowing themselves little  forbidden treats, such as short truncated bursts of jazz phraseology, tiny fragments of pop, and other similar  lapses of taste . The result is a kind of strangulated lyricism permeated by sudden darting and abrupt changes of direction. The album makes no attempt to pursue a rigorous agenda of pushing forward the  boundaries of new music , but there is a common sensibility at work, regulating the improvisational decision making process. <BR></SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Reviews:</FONT></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Extracts were used&nbsp;as the&nbsp;soundtrack to a short award winning film by <SPAN style="FONT-FAMILY: 'Times New Roman','serif'; FONT-SIZE: 12pt; mso-fareast-font-family: Calibri; mso-fareast-theme-font: minor-latin; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-language: EN-GB; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA">Jose Pablo Estrada Torrescano</SPAN></FONT> <P> <HR style="HEIGHT: 1px"> <P></SPAN></SPAN></P></SPAN></SPAN> <P></P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P></SPAN></SPAN> <P></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description> <DIV><IMG style="MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; FLOAT: left" src="Events_files/noel_taylor__foundry_solo_triptych__cover03_thumbnail.jpg"> <DIV style="FONT-SIZE: 12px" id=ServicePage_Title2 class=F_Mid><FONT color=#e6f5d5><B>'Foundry Solo Tritych'&nbsp;-&nbsp;April 2009&nbsp; (Net Label - Headphonica)</B></FONT></DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5> <HR style="HEIGHT: 1px"> </FONT> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Noel Taylor, clarinet&nbsp;</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5><BR>&nbsp;</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5><B>Description</B></FONT><FONT color=#e6f5d5> </FONT></DIV></DIV> <P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN id=ctl00_leftColumn_lblAlbumDescription class=album-description><FONT color=#e6f5d5>I had played in the Foundry once before. It's a pub in the Hoxton area of London that hosts a lot of art events, sometimes with music or dance. The pub is housed in a building that used to be a bank, and the basement area was once a vault where the money was kept. The natural reverberation in the room is astounding, and as a clarinet player you feel, when you play there, as if the sound of your instrument has been sent back to you from the walls, freshly coated with the finest, sweetest dusting of chocolate. On this afternoon I was alone there, while upstairs they were loading beer barrels from the street. You can just hear the odd external noise in the background, but mostly it was delightfully quiet with just my clarinet to break the silence. This is what I played. I think it is a dialogue with the space itself, a conversation with an empty room.<BR><BR> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Reviews:</FONT></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#ffe4aa>"I like this release a lot and have had it on pretty regularly the past month so feel I should mention it. The room reverberation is seriously awesome and its so nice to hear something so natural when 99.9% of releases are processed and you can't hear the room. Its very well played and just a nice re</FONT><FONT color=#ffe4aa>lease."</FONT></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#ffe4aa>&nbsp;</FONT></SPAN></SPAN></P></FONT></SPAN></SPAN> <P></P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#ffe4aa>brian's world - comment</FONT> <P> <HR style="HEIGHT: 1px"> <P></SPAN></SPAN></P></SPAN></SPAN> <P></P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <DIV><IMG style="MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; FLOAT: left" src="Events_files/icebound.jpg"> <DIV style="FONT-SIZE: 12px" id=ServicePage_Title2 class=F_Mid><FONT color=#e6f5d5><STRONG>'I-C-E Bound'&nbsp;-&nbsp;April 2008&nbsp; (</STRONG>CD-R, citystream CTY00101)</FONT><FONT color=#e6f5d5> <HR style="HEIGHT: 1px"> </FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Noel Taylor, Bb &amp; alto clarinet&nbsp;</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Jerry Wigens, Bb clarinet</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Sandy Kindness,&nbsp;bass clarinet &amp; contra-alto clarinet</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Tara Stuckey, bass clarinet<BR>Rick Jensen, Bb clarinet</FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5><B>Description</B></FONT><FONT color=#e6f5d5> </FONT></DIV></DIV> <P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN id=ctl00_leftColumn_lblAlbumDescription class=album-description><FONT color=#e6f5d5>I-C-E, The Improvising Clarinet Ensemble<SPAN id=ctl00_rightColumn_lblAlbumNotes>&nbsp;was originally derived from the improbable number of clarinet players who attend Eddie Prevost's workshop at the Welsh Chapel, Southwark, London. All of its members are active with other bands and projects within the London improvisation scene. </SPAN></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#e6f5d5><SPAN> <HR style="HEIGHT: 1px"> <P> <P><BR></P></SPAN></FONT></SPAN></SPAN><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#e6f5d5><SPAN> <DIV><IMG style="MARGIN: 0px 10px 10px 0px; FLOAT: left" src="Events_files/unclerabbit.jpg"> <DIV style="FONT-SIZE: 12px" id=ServicePage_Title2 class=F_Mid><FONT color=#e6f5d5><STRONG>'200 Used Cars'&nbsp;-&nbsp;April 2009&nbsp; (</STRONG>CD-R, citystream CTY00100)</FONT><FONT color=#e6f5d5> <HR style="HEIGHT: 1px"> </FONT></DIV> <DIV>&nbsp;</DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Noel Taylor, clarinet&nbsp;</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Sebastian Sterkowicz, guitar</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5>Steve Rushton&nbsp;-&nbsp;drums<BR>&nbsp;</FONT></DIV> <DIV><FONT color=#e6f5d5><B>Description</B></FONT><FONT color=#e6f5d5> </FONT></DIV></DIV> <P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><FONT color=#e6f5d5><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN id=ctl00_leftColumn_lblAlbumDescription class=album-description>"Thistledown" is a mix of abstract sounds and oddball melodic sparring, somewhat sweetened by the occasional song-like refrain. There is much that is jagged and spiky and unforgiving, like the coarsest of thistles, but there is also music that has a soft and ethereal delicacy, like down, ready to blow away with the slightest puff.<BR>There are eight short improvised works. The three play together for fun, allowing themselves little  forbidden treats, such as short truncated bursts of jazz phraseology, tiny fragments of pop, and other similar  lapses of taste . The result is a kind of strangulated lyricism permeated by sudden darting and abrupt changes of direction. The album makes no attempt to pursue a rigorous agenda of pushing forward the  boundaries of new music , but there is a common sensibility at work, regulating the improvisational decision making process. <BR></SPAN></SPAN></FONT></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#ffe4aa>Reviews:</FONT></SPAN></SPAN></P> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#ffe4aa>"Innovation comes in varied forms and Uncle Rabbit proves the premise:</FONT></SPAN></SPAN></P><SPAN class=album-description><SPAN class=album-description><FONT color=#ffe4aa> <P><BR>Made up of Noel Taylor on reeds, Sebastian Sterkowicz on guitar and Steve Rushton on drums, Uncle Rabbit is a perfectly balanced ensemble that has eschewed wild frenzy in favor of disciplined craftmanship. In the process they have created an uniquely-modern sound that I would catagorize as "contemporized chamber jazz". Taylor, alternating between woody clarinet and electric sax, is the trio's masterful melodisist on the CD's 14 original pieces. And Sterkowicz and Rushton, while playing traditional jazz rhythm instruments, do so in nontradional ways. Sterkowicz's guitar work is exceptional for its versatility. In each piece he finds a way of conjuring up unique sounds that gives the piece a new twist and thus elevates it to a new level. Sometimes it is the sound of a trashy metallic guitar, a spanish guitar or an indian sitar, among others that may be strummed or plucked from a guitar. Likewise, Rushton brings a fresh approach on the traditional drum kit. While his drumming is prominent, with decidedly rock roots, it is appealingly restrained and varied. Like Sterkowicz, he finds a way of contributing uniqueness such as adding a raggedy snare or thumping tomtom beat. <BR></P> <P>The pieces themselves are all melodic and vary between playful and contemplative. Each has been carefully crafted and played with refreshing restraint. This may sound like "easy listening," which it is, but it is new, different and intelligent. I highly recommended this CD to those looking for fresh new sound "<BR><BR>Joe Szeremet <BR>Heborn, Ky, USA.</P></FONT> <P> <HR style="HEIGHT: 1px"> <P> <P><BR>Noel Taylor also appeared on:</P></SPAN></SPAN> <P>&nbsp;</P> <P style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 10pt" class=MsoNormal><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><FONT face=Calibri><FONT color=#e6f5d5><FONT face="Arial, Geneva, sans-serif">LONDON IMPROVISERS ORCHESTRA&nbsp;  Lio Leo Leon &nbsp; (2010)  psi 11.04, Emanem<BR></FONT></FONT></FONT></SPAN><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><FONT face=Calibri><FONT color=#e6f5d5><FONT face="Arial, Geneva, sans-serif">BERIO: Berlin Improvisers Orchestra, live at Wendel, 05/09/10 (ar009, INQ)<BR></FONT></FONT></FONT></SPAN><SPAN style="LINE-HEIGHT: 115%; FONT-SIZE: 10pt"><FONT face=Calibri><FONT color=#e6f5d5><FONT face="Arial, Geneva, sans-serif">'Scum'<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 3">&nbsp;, </SPAN>Bark Psychosis - April, 1992<SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 3">( </SPAN>CD, 12 Vinyl, Third Stone)</FONT><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1">&nbsp;&nbsp;</SPAN><SPAN style="mso-tab-count: 1">&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; <BR></SPAN></FONT></FONT></SPAN><FONT color=#e6f5d5>'Funny Old World', The Mosquitoes (Audio Cassette, soundbites, 1991)</FONT></P></SPAN></FONT></SPAN></SPAN></DIV></TD> <TD style="WIDTH: 1%" class=MS_WH_ZoneSpacing></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></DIV></DIV></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR> <TR> <TD id=IWS_WH_Elem_Footer class=MS_MasterFooter colSpan=2> <DIV class=MSC_FooterFrame><SPAN id=IWS_WH_Elem_FooterLinks></SPAN> <DIV id=IWS_WH_Elem_FooterText class=MSC_FooterText>All rights reserved </DIV></DIV></TD></TR> <TR id=ctl00_IWS_WH_Elem_Logo> <TD style="PADDING-TOP: 2px" id=ctl00_IWS_WH_Elem_BottomAd class=MS_MasterBottomAD></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></FORM><!-- BEGIN TRACKING CODE --> <SCRIPT language=JavaScript type=text/javascript> var FCProAccountId = "82c24336-5018-4457-b584-95104a53fbc4"; var ServerName = "noeltaylor-net.sitereports.officelive.com"; </SCRIPT> <SCRIPT language=JavaScript type=text/javascript src="Events_files/restats_static.js"> </SCRIPT> <NOSCRIPT></NOSCRIPT><!-- END TRACKING CODE --><!-- CXNID=5426436&Code=C2 --></BODY></HTML>