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The Short Form

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Released  1997
Length  58:47
The Short Form (1997)  ConSequences (1999)
Release date  1997
Genre  Jazz
Recorded  July 27, 1996
Producer  Michael Ehlers
Artist  Raphe Malik
Label  Eremite Records
Venue  UMASS, Amherst, Massachusetts
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The Short Form is an album by American jazz trumpeter Raphe Malik, which was recorded live at the Fire in the Valley Festival in 1996 and released on the Eremite label. He leads a quartet with tenor saxophonist Glenn Spearman, bassist George Langford and drummer Dennis Warren.



In his review for AllMusic, Thom Jurek states "This date was an evening that revealed to an enthralled audience what speaking in tongues was all about. As evidenced by The Short Form, Malik should be recorded as a leader far more often than he is. It's simply stunning."

The Penguin Guide to Jazz says "Energy-music followers will love The Short Form, a concert recording that pares the band back to a quartet and lets them explode."

In his review for JazzTimes John Murph notes "Malik's terse tone, blurry trumpet flurries blast through an arresting set of originals that boils with eruptive intensity."

Track listing

All compositions by Raphe Malik
  1. "Invocation: Spiel City" – 8:00
  2. "Ray (Thine Own)" – 10:00
  3. "Civilization After Coltrane" – 13:03
  4. "Big G" – 7:36
  5. "Hightail" – 4:57
  6. "Gem Stone" – 7:16
  7. "Grab Bag of Crabs on the Bayou" – 7:55


  • Raphe Malik – trumpet
  • Glenn Spearman – tenor sax
  • George Langford – bass
  • Dennis Warren - drums
  • References

    The Short Form Wikipedia

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