3 x 4 Eye

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3 x 4 Eye
3 x 4 Eye.jpg
Studio album by Roscoe Mitchell
Released 1981
Recorded February 18 & 19, 1981
Genre Jazz
Length 41:06
Label Black Saint
Producer Giovanni Bonandrini
Roscoe Mitchell chronology
Snurdy McGurdy and Her Dancin' Shoes
(1980)Snurdy McGurdy and Her Dancin' Shoes1980
3 x 4 Eye
(1981)
Roscoe Mitchell and the Sound and Space Ensembles
(1983)Roscoe Mitchell and the Sound and Space Ensembles1983

3 x 4 Eye is an album by jazz saxophonist Roscoe Mitchell and the Sound Ensemble recorded in 1981 for the Italian Black Saint label.[1]

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Ron Wynn awarded the album 3½ stars stating "This isn't among his most intense or combative dates, but Mitchell and the Sound Ensemble are still well worth hearing".[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide 4/5 stars[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Roscoe Mitchell
  1. "Cut Outs for Quintet" – 17:24
  2. "Jo Jar" – 4:44
  3. "3 x 4 Eye" – 12:11
  4. "Variations on a Folk Song Written in the Sixties" – 6:47
    • Recorded at Barigozzi Studio in Milano, Italy on February 18 & 19, 1981

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Black Saint Records discography accessed May 11, 2011
  2. ^ a b Wynn, R. Allmusic Review accessed May 11, 2011
  3. ^ Swenson, J. (Editor) (1985). The Rolling Stone Jazz Record Guide. USA: Random House/Rolling Stone. p. 143. ISBN 0-394-72643-X.