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Pittman, John / Kinship
Album:Kinship Collection:Jazz
Artist:Pittman, John Added:08/2018
Label:Slammin Media 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-08-06 
Reviewed: 2018-08-05
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Pitman has a big sound, high energy and melodicism. His playing has as having a wide dynamic and emotional range consisting of ideas that are very unique even when performing within more traditional contexts. The band swings hard, they’re inventive & tight.
If You Like: Freddie Hubbard, Woody Shaw
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Ties That Bind (4:27) – trumpet starts> uptempo jam swings to fast tempo> sax solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end
2/ For Siobhan (5:40) – bass starts> midtempo jam> trumpet solo> bass solo> midtempo jam> fade
*3/ Homio-stasis (5:01) – brushwork on drums starts> midtempo jam> bass solo> short solos from trumpet, sax, piano, bass> midtempo jam> trumpet solo swings uptempo> bass solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
4/ Moray Crossing (4:34) – short all band blast> pause> midtempo jam> interesting shifting tempos & melodies> piano solo> trumpet solo> sax solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
5/ Where Is My Love? (6:10) – full band almost free jazz opening> pause> melody shift to New Orleans vibe midtempo strut> sax solo plays low & slow, then wild & slow> swinging uptempo piano solo> fast jam> extended crescendo> pause> midtempo jam> quick stop
*6/ Reminiscing (7:33) – piano starts hesitantly> pause> slow jam> trumpet solo> sax solo> slow jam> sax/piano duet> piano solo> slow jam> slow fade
**7/ As (8:10) – piano starts> uptempo jam> fast tempo piano solo> trumpet solo> baritone sax solo> uptempo jam> crescendo> big blast from trumpet> uoptempo jam slows to slow fade
8/ Home (3:08) -piano starts> slow jam with muted trumpet> slow fade

Track Listing
1.Ties That Bind 5.Where Is The Love?
2.Sor Siobahn 6.Reminiscing
3.Homio-Stasis 7.As
4.Moray Crossing 8.Home