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Vitchev, Hristo Quartet / Of Light And Shadows
Album:Of Light And Shadows Collection:Jazz
Artist:Vitchev, Hristo Quartet Added:02/2018
Label:First Orbit Sounds 

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Add Date:2018-02-23 Pull Date:2018-04-27 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-02-10 
Reviewed: 2018-02-11
Genre: Jazz
FCCS: none
Review: This new disc provides a local bay area contemporary style quartet an impressive showcase. Vitchev plays fluid guitar and gives his band mates plenty of room to groove from the opening track on.
If You Like: Pat Metheny Group, Egberto Gismonti, Eberhard Weber, Jon Scofield
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Of Light And Shadows (8:22) - bass starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> bass solo> short drum solo> midtempo jam> uptempo guitar solo> piano solo> midtempo jam> crescendo end
* 2/ The Shortest Wavelength (11:24) – piano solo starts midtempo slides to uptempo jam bass solo> uptempo jam> bass solo> piano solo swings into fast tempo jam> guitar solo slows to midtempo, then comes out blazing> uptempo jam slows into piano solo & fades
*3/ Selective Absoptions (5:27) – piano starts> midtempo jam> uptempo guitar solo> piano solo> midtempo jam> fade
4/ At Your Side (7:09) – guitar starts> slow jam> piano solo> lovely guitar solo> slow jam> slow fade
5/ Prelude To Prismic Dance (1:57) – piano starts midtempo jam in flurries of notes>
*6/ Prismic Dance (9:32) – piano starts> uptempo jam> piano solo slows down to midtempo> guitar solo> piano solo> slow jam swings to midtempo & fades> quick burst & stop
*7/ Pentachromatic Butterflies (11:34) – heavy bass notes starts> slow tempo jam> piano solo> bass solo builds to midtempo jam> guitar solo swings uptempo> slow jam swings men back uptempo> fade
8/ A Portrait Of A Love Forgotten (6:54) – piano starts> slow jam> piano solo> guitar solo> slow jam> slow fade
*9/ Partial Darkness (12:02) -piano starts> uptempo jam starts & stops> piano solo swings to fast tempo jam> bass solo> guitar solo> fast jam> quick stop



Track Listing
1.Of Light And Shadows 5.Prelude To Prismic Dance
2.The Shortest Wavelength 6.Prismic Dance
3.Selective Absorptions 7.Pentachromatic Butterflies
4.At Your Side 8.A Portrait Of Love Forgotten
 9.Partial Darkness