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Counterweight / Counterweight
Album:Counterweight Collection:Jazz
Artist:Counterweight Added:04/2018
Label:Wide Hive 

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Add Date:2018-05-14 Pull Date:2018-07-16 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:15 Jul3 Jun
Airplays:11

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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-05-02 
Reviewed: 2018-05-02
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Straight ahead contemporary jazz. The band maintains an urgent, exploratory attitude, with intense improvisational playing and a compositional architecture both soulful and cerebral. The soaring lead trumpet performances by Erik Jekabson anchor Counterweight in the tradition of a modern jazz trumpet ensemble while the ensemble actively navigates toward new musical terrain. Guest musicians add additional punch.
If You Like: Throttle Elevator Music, Mahavishnu Orchestra, Mike Stern, Bitches Brew
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Hum (5:03) – low growl starts (trumpet?)> midtempo jam> soaring trumpet solo> sax solo> midtempo jam> fade
*2/ Montecito Sunset (5:18) – trumpet starts with Spanish vibe> midtempo jam> guitar solo> jam> quick fade
3/ Time Is A Sphere (3:25) – guitar/bass start> walking line> midtempo jam with interlocking solos> quick stop
*4/ Aparecida (7:08) – guitar starts> uptempo jam> guitar solo> trumpet solo> drum solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
5/ Ellipsis (4:23) – heavy guitar chords> midtempo rocking jam> trumpet solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
*6/ Solacing (4:23) – guitar starts> slow jam> guitar solo> slow jam> slow fade
*7/ Embarcadero Plaza (5:18) – guitar/horns start> midtempo jam> French horn solo> midtempo jam> fade
8/ Ergot (5:02) – trumpet starts> midtempo jam> trumpet solo> guitar solo slows to slow jam> slow fade
*9/ Droni Mitchell (4:35) – guitar starts> slow jam> trumpet soo> guitat solo> slow jam> slow fade
*10/ Extremis (4:46) – guitar starts> uptempo jam> trumpet solo> sax solo> bass/drums duet> uptempo jam> quick fade

Track Listing
1.Hum 6.Solacing
2.Montecito Sunset 7.Embarcadero Plaza
3.Time Is A Sphere 8.Ergot
4.Aparacida 9.Droni Mitchell
5.Allipsis 10.Extremis