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Brachfeld, Andrea / If Not Now, When?
Album:If Not Now, When? Collection:Jazz
Artist:Brachfeld, Andrea Added:05/2018
Label:Jazzheads 

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Add Date:2018-06-07 Pull Date:2018-08-09 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-05-30 
Reviewed: 2018-05-30
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Brachfeld delivers a set of music that’s pure heart and fire. She reminds us of the flute’s might and majesty in straight-ahead realms. This band finds a way to leverage different strengths on each track, but it also taps into a universal mentality across the entire date. There’s an incredibly pliant simpatico driving this music ever higher and deeper
If You Like: Hubert Laws, Eric Dolphy, Althea Rene, James Moody, Jane Ira Bloom
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ The Listening Song (5:48) – piano/flute start> uptempo jam> piano solo builds to fast tempo> soaring flute solo> fast jam> slow fade
*2/ Steppin’ (3:26) – drums start> uptempo off-kilter jam> flute solo swings to fast tempo> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
*3/ Creating Space (5:49) – piano starts with repetitive note slow jam> bass solo> flute solo> slow jam> piano solo> bass solo> slow jam> slow fade
4/ The Silence (5:39) – piano/flute start> midtempo jam> piano solo soars uptempo> flute solo> midtempo jam> crescendo end
*5/ Anima Mea (7:57) – drums with cascading piano starts> slow jam> piano solo swings to midtempo jam> flute solo swings to fast tempo jam> slows to midtempo & fades
*6/ Movers And Shakers (6:23) – drums start> fast jam> flute solo> piano solo> drum solo> fast jam> quick fade
7/ Deeply I Live (10:00) –bass starts> midtempo jam> bass solo> midtempo jam> slow fade
*8/ Moving Forward (5:04) – flute/drums start> uptempo jam> flute solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
9/ The Opening (6:49) – flute starts> slow jam> flute/piano duet> piano solo> bass solo> slow jam> slow fade
10/ Amazing Grace (8:14) – flute starts> slow jam> flute solo> piano solo> slow jam> bass solo> fade

Track Listing
1.The Listening Song 6.Movers And Shakers
2.Steppin' 7.Deply I Live
3.Creating Space 8.Moving Forward
4.The Silence 9.The Opening
5.Anima Mea 10.Amazing Grace