Questionable Creatures

September 11, 2012 | Format: MP3

$7.92
Some music from this album is free with
Join Amazon Prime
Song Title
Time
Popularity Prime  
30
1
9:07
30
2
5:40
30
3
8:53
30
4
8:43
30
5
5:48
30
6
4:10
30
7
6:53
30
8
7:05
Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  

Product Details

  • Original Release Date: September 11, 2012
  • Release Date: September 11, 2012
  • Label: DeSoto Sound Factory
  • Copyright: 2012 DeSoto Sound Factory
  • Total Length: 56:19
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B0096HHWHC
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #978,162 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
100%
4 star
0%
3 star
0%
2 star
0%
1 star
0%
See the customer review
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By brent black on October 1, 2012
Format: MP3 Music
No...It's not a self portrait but keeping jazz weird is a good thing. I am a tad torched on the word eclectic at the moment.

A melodic groove, some over the top improvisation and some ambient type atmosphere all come together for one compelling reason - for you to listen.

Saxophonist/Composer Matthew Silberman hits a home run his first time up to bat by attacking the visceral and cerebral with a sonic adventure entitled Questionable Creatures. Are these compositions about the questionable creatures we come across in our daily life? While I normally date mine it would appear to be so. Silberman draws a great deal of inspiration for constructing elaborate narratives through his compositions. However the construction of his ensemble may play an important role as well. Silberman's quintet is just a bit left of center but...it works incredibly well with two guitarists, Silberman's tenor and a bass-drum rhythm section. Granted this is not the typical jazz quintet with two horn players but with musical inspiration including Radiohead and Sonic Youth let us leave convention at the door for the time being.

"Ghost Of The Prairie" gives off the more alternative rock based feel while maintaining a free form jazz sensibility. Seemingly everyday noise is used as a percussive nuance adding depth, character and amazing texture to a fascinating tune. "Dream Machine" is lyrically and harmonically inventive but without every dancing close to that ever present self indulgent cliff. Perhaps a favorite tune and being a tenor saxophonist myself I should get some say here..."Mrs. Heimoff" is a critics worst nightmare as it side steps all standard categorization with relative ease. Bebop? No. Hard bop? A little. Free jazz? Getting warm...
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again