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Holt, Corcoran / Mecca, The
Album:Mecca, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Holt, Corcoran Added:05/2018
Label:Holthouse Music 

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Add Date:2018-05-14 Pull Date:2018-07-16 Charts:Jazz

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-05-05 
Reviewed: 2018-05-05
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: straight ahead jazz drawing on the masters to create a new musical landscape in a variety of contexts from full band to duets. Holt has called upon some of his closest friends within his musical circle to record his debut album as they reflect on how their own personal journeys have intertwined to form one strong bond. It is a gathering where they find the space for vulnerability through a music-like conversation.
If You Like: Charlie Parker, Charles Lloyd, Dizzy Gillespie, Wynton Kelly, Ray Brown, Jimmy Cobb
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Another Groove (5:26) – guitar starts slow, quickly ramps up on bass to uptempo jam> fast sax solo> f\guitar solo> fast jam slows to midtempo> piano solo swings uptempo> quick fade
*2/ NW (4:36) – drums/piano starts> midtempo jam> bass solo> piano solo> midtempo jam> piano/percussion duet> quick stop
*3/ 14th Street Bounce (5:58) – piano starts with bowed bass slow duet> midtempo jam> uptempo muted trumpet solo> sax solo> midtempo jam> fade
*4/ No Two People (5:30) – piano starts> slow duet with bowed bass swings into midtempo jam> trumpet solo> sax solo> piano solo> trumpet solo> midtempo jam> quick fade
5/ Zuri Nia (2:53) – bowed bass starts> slow duet with percussion> quick fade
*6/ Everything Happens To Me (5:35) – guitar starts> duet with bowed bass> guitar solo> bass solo> guitar/bowed bass duet> fade
*7/ Raven’s Wing (6:53) – bass in the high registers starts> uptempo jam morphs into fast jam> blistering trumpet solo> lightning fast bass solo> uptempo jam> slow fade
8/ That’s All (4:40) – female vocal starts> slow song> bass swings up to midtepo jam > bass solo> midtempo song> slow fade
*9/ Brother Corc (6:31) – piano starts> slow jam with a New Orleans vibe> quirky trumpet solo> midtempo jam> piano solo> bass solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
*10/ Rainy Days (5:40) – bass starts> midtempo jam with a Caribbean beat> slows to slow tempo, mellow & quiet> trumpet solo> sax solo> bass solo> quick stop on bass
11/ Smile (5:15) – piano starts hesitantly> midtempo jam> piano solo moves uptempo> trumpet solo> wild uptempo jam> big crescendo end
12/ Libation (For My Ancestors) (1:29) – triangle starts with percussion & spoken word> quick stop

Track Listing
1.Another Groove 7.Raven's Wing
2.N W 8.That's All
3.14th Street Bounce 9.Brother Core
4.No Two People 10.Rainy Days
5.Zuri Nia 11.Smile
6.Everything Happens To Me 12.Libation (For My Ancestors)