Cries and Whispers (album)

Cries and Whispers is a live album by bassist Dominic Duval recorded in 1999 and released on the Cadence Jazz label.[1]

Cries and Whispers
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Live album by
RecordedAugust 30, 1999
Venuethe Old Office in New York City, NY
LabelCadence Jazz CJR 1111
ProducerBob Rusch and Dominic Duval
Dominic Duval chronology
Cries and Whispers
American Scrapbook


Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic     [2]
The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings    [3]

Allmusic reviewer Steve Loewy states "this is one of the finest examples of free jazz at the turn of the century as you are likely to find, performed by five respected practitioners of the genre".[2] In JazzTimes Aaron Steinberg noted "Overall, Cries and Whispers is not an easy album to listen to, and Duval's advocates already know what they're getting into with this. Nevertheless, Duval and his men modulate this program very well; they pay attention not only to mood, tempo and dynamics, but also to form, structure and development in a way that doesn't retard their improvisational aims but still makes for great and listenable chunks of music".[4]

Track listingEdit

All compositions by Domenic Duval.

  1. "Cries and Whispers I" – 13:40
  2. "Cries and Whispers II" – 5:19
  3. "Cries and Whispers III" – 8:13
  4. "Cries and Whispers IV" – 10:57
  5. "Cries and Whispers V" – 9:08
  6. "Cries and Whispers VI" – 10:35
  7. "Cries and Whispers VII" – 5:58



  1. ^ Joe McPhee discography accessed May 4, 2015
  2. ^ a b Loewy, Steve. Cries & Whispers – Review at AllMusic. Retrieved May 4, 2015.
  3. ^ Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 412. ISBN 978-0-141-03401-0.
  4. ^ Steinberg, A., JazzTimes Review, April 2002