AlasNoAxis

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AlasNoAxis
AlasNoAxis.jpg
Studio album by
Released2000
RecordedFebruary 17 & 18, 2000
GenreImprovised music, jazz
Length72:15
LabelWinter & Winter 910 061
ProducerStefan Winter
Jim Black chronology
AlasNoAxis
(2000)
Splay
(2002)

AlasNoAxis is the debut album by drummer Jim Black's AlasNoAxis featuring clarinetist/saxophonist Chris Speed, guitarist Hilmar Jensson and bassist Skúli Sverrisson recorded in 2000 and released on the Winter & Winter label.[1]

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic4.5/5 stars[2]
Jim Black
Chris Speed
Hilmar Jensson
Skuli Sverrisson

In his review for Allmusic, Dave Lynch said "Alasnoaxis is a great debut for Black, although those who prefer their jazz unsullied by elements of the indie, prog, and avant rock worlds may be a bit put off".[2] In JazzTimes, Bill Shoemaker observed "the album is something of the sonic equivalent of a tapas bar: lots of strong flavors served up in small portions, with plenty of spirits to clear the palette between tastes".[3]

Track listing[edit]

All compositions by Jim Black

  1. "M m" - 2:38
  2. "Optical" - 5:04
  3. "Maybe" - 4:09
  4. "Ambacharm" - 6:31
  5. "Garden Frequency" - 3:09
  6. "Poet Staggered" - 1:11
  7. "Backfloatpedal" - 2:46
  8. "Icon" - 5:59
  9. "Luxuriate" - 6:52
  10. "Boombye" - 5:26
  11. "Auk and Dromedary" - 5:58
  12. "Trace" - 3:15
  13. "Nion" - 4:17
  14. "Melize" - 6:54
  15. "Angels and Artiface" - 4:37

Personnel[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Winter & Winter discography, accessed November 25, 2014
  2. ^ a b Lynch, Dave. Jim Black – AlasNoAxis > Review at AllMusic. Retrieved November 25, 2014.
  3. ^ Shoemaker, B, Jim Black: Opening the Filters, JazzTimes, November 2000