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Denson, Jeff / Outside My Window
Album:Outside My Window Collection:Jazz
Artist:Denson, Jeff Added:08/2018
Label:Ridgeway Records 

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Add Date:2018-08-19 Pull Date:2018-10-21 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-08-06 
Reviewed: 2018-07-24
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Local bassist Denson devotes an entire album to his vocals, covering a mixed bag of composers, in addition to several of his own songs. He has a distinctive voice with an element of vulnerability and his original material has an inventiveness and flexibility. Denson's original songs give more of a spotlight to the full band. His band is versatile & creative. Often the vocal integrates as an additional instrument or rides over the top.
If You Like: Jeff Buckley, Abiah, jan Garbarek, John Surman,
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Grace (6:32) – Moog starts> slow song> sax solo> long drawn out scat singing> midtempo song> scat solo> uptempo song> slows to fade
**2/ In Your Eyes (5:42) – piano starts> slow song with drawn out vocals builds to midtempo call & response song> midtempo jam with bass solo> midtempo song> sax solo swings into uptempo jam> quick stop
3/ For A Brand New Day (8:17) – Rhodes starts> slow song> builds in volume & intensity> Moog solo> sax solo> slow drawn out song with repetitive lyrics over uptempo jam> slow fade
4/ Have We Really Gone This Far? – guitar/percussion starts> slow song with off-kilter accompaniment> sax solo> slow song> slow fade
*5/ Through The Mist (5:50) – Rhodes solo with drum punctuation starts> expansive midtempo jam with off-kilter drums> slow song> Moog solo with occasional vocal accompaniment> slow fade
*6/ Bird Alone (6:12) – bass starts> slow song with drawn out vocals> piano solo> slow jam> slow piano solo to fade
7/ Fell On Black Days (7:13) – bass starts> midtempo song> Moog imitates strings> piano solo> slow song> fade on vocal> pause> piano starts> slow song with drawn out vocals & repetitive lyric> fade on vocal
*8/ Outside My Window (4:01) – drums start> slow song> Moog solo> sax solo> slow song> slow fade

Track Listing
1.Grace 5.Through The Mist
2.In Your Eyes 6.Bird Alone
3.For A Brand New Day 7.Fell On Black Days
4.Have We Really Gone This Far? 8.Outside My Window