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Shew, Jamie / Eyes Wide Open
Album:Eyes Wide Open Collection:Jazz
Artist:Shew, Jamie Added:05/2018
Label:Self Release 

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Add Date:2018-05-21 Pull Date:2018-07-23 Charts:Jazz

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-05-10 
Reviewed: 2018-05-10
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review:
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Track Review (favorites denoted by *): on her latest release, Shew swings out with powerhouse vocals. The band jumps, punctuating every syllable and adding additional flourishes & textures
*1/ Get Out Of My Head (3:40) – vocal/organ starts with big blast> uptempo song> guitar solo> organ solo> uptempo song> quick stop
2/ Easy To Love (4:07) – guitar starts> midtempo song> piano solo> midtempo song with Latin-flavored percussion> slow fade
*3/ The Flat Foot Floogie (4:33) – guitar/piano starts> uptempo song with vocal acrobatics> scat singing> bass solo> piano solo> uptempo song> quick stop on vocal
4/ The Answers Are You (Question & Answer) (6:18) – piano starts> midtempo song> guitar solo> organ solo> midtempo song> slow fade
*5/ Detour Ahead (6:12) – guitar starts> slow song with long drawn out words> guitar solo> slow song> slow fade
*6/ Thou Swell (4:32) – vocal starts> uptempo song> scat solo> guitar solo> piano solo> drum solo> uptempo jam> uptempo song> crescendo end
7/ Mountain Greenery (4:00) – bass starts> midtempo jam swings uptempo> piano solo> uptempo song> slow fade
*8/ Easy Living (5:50) – vocal starts> slow song> organ solo> slow song> slow fade
9/ You Don’t Know What Love Is (5:10) – spacey guitar/piano starts> midtempo song> uptempo guitar solo> piano solo> uptempo song> slow fade
*10/ First Song (For Ruth) –vocal/bass starts> slow song> bass solo> guitar solo> slow song> slow fade
11/ O Cantador (4:27) – guitar starts> midtempo song in Spanish> piano solo> midtempo song> quick fade
12/ Reflections (5:12) – piano starts> midtempo song> bass solo> piano solo> midtempo song> fade
*13/ Eyes Wide Open (4:08) – piano starts> slow song> fade

Track Listing
1.Get Out Of My Head 7.Mountain Greenery
2.Easy To Love 8.Easy Living
3.The Flat Foot Floogie 9.You Don't Know What Love Is
4.The Answers Are You (Question & Answer) 10.First Song (For Ruth)
5.Detour Ahead 11.O Cantador
6.Thou Swell 12.Reflections
 13.Eyes Wide Open