Gloryland Ponycat: Black Ants Crawling

Description: 
Ponycat on the loose
Composers: 
Adam Linz
Don Pullen
Frank Wright
George Cartwright
Henry Pullen
Performers: 
Adam Linz
Alden Ikeda
George Cartwright
Catalog Number: 
#592
Genre: 
experimental
Jazz
Collection: 
saxophone
improvisation
Location: 

Minneapolis, MN

UPC: 
726708659226
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
May 27, 2003
Format: 
1 CD
Black Ants CrawlingiTunes Artist's PageiTunes Album Page
Song TitleTimePrice
1.Christmas11:52$-1
2.Yellow Robot09:34$0.99
3.God Has Smiled On Me05:59$0.99
4.Fishy Story - for Django - Saturday Night What Th'?15:48$-1
5.Jerry07:19$0.99

Gloryland Ponycat: Black Ants Crawling

One Sheet: 

George Cartwright is probably one of the most important names in jazz that you have never heard of. As the leader of the group Curlew and hero of the New York's Downtown scene leading a two-decade long exploration into the bold frontiers of jazz, he became the standard by which new jazz was judged in the 80's. Now we see him in a solo outing with his own ensemble GloryLand PonyCat, a Minneapolis-based group with Alden Ikeda - drums and Adam Linz- bass. 

This record makes the Stooges look laid back. Fierce but never losing its melodic intentions, this is 23rd century jazz for your 21st century head without seeming forced or unfamiliar. Simply this is a great jazz record. 

Reviews: 

ALL ABOUT JAZZ

"Bottom line: This is solid stuff, man. This is music that can be smelt, felt, tasted and seen. This is music that is tangible and alive and real. This is music for dancing in your head as well in your heart, lungs, liver, and spleen."

Tenor saxophonist George Cartwright of “Curlew” fame leads his rhythm section through a series of sinewy, free-form jazz oriented jaunts. Recorded at a venue in St. Paul, MN., the saxophonist reaches for the stars during this vibrant and indisputably expressive musical venture. They sort of let their hair down here. More importantly, the trio provides credence to what can happen when performing in front of a captured audience. The spontaneity and communication sometimes get lost in studio environs, which is a notion that serves as the antithesis of this fine release. - Glenn Astarita

STAR TRIBUNE

"To paraphrase John Lennon, an avant-garde hero is something to be. And saxophonist George Cartwright certainly qualifies as one."

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The sonic equivalent of a feverish hallucinatory snakebite. - Bill Ellis