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Lawrence, Jay / Sonic Paragon
Album:Sonic Paragon Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lawrence, Jay Added:08/2018
Label:Jazz Hang 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-08-07 
Reviewed: 2018-08-07
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Drummer Lawrence gathered together an impressive all-star group to perform swinging originals and inventive versions of two standards and Jimi Hendrix’s “Crosstown Traffic”. The colorful music covers a variety of moods and tempos ranging from the rhythmically catchy and the cheerful to an infectious modernized version of standards
If You Like: Stan Getz, John Klemmer, Freddy Hubbard, Geri Allen, Russell Malone,
*1/ Full Moon In Havana (6:37) – lovely piano starts> slow jam builds to midtempo> guitar solo> piano solo> sax solo swings uptempo> crescendo end
2/ What’ll I Do (5:07) – drums starts> midtempo with staggered notes> brief sax solo> midtempo jam> fade
*3/ Vamanos (7:31) – drums start> uptempo jam with trumpet up front> trumpet & guitar trade solos> trumpet solo> guitar solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> piano/drums duet with Latin beat> uptempo jam> crescendo end
4/ Slide (7:06) – trumpet starts slow> slow jam> bass solo> raunchy trumpet solo> piano solo> slow jam> fade
**5/ Maria (5:38) – piano starts> midtempo jam> piano solo swings uptempo> sizzling sax solo> bass/piano duet> midtempo jam> quick stop
6/ Dayspring (6:51) – piano starts slow> slow jam> sax solo> piano solo> slow jam> slow fade
7/ From Nadir To Zenith (4:18) – drum start> midtempo jam> muted trumpet solo> guitar solo> guitar & trumpet trade riffs> midtempo jam> quick stop & another stop
*8/ Sonic Paragon (6:28) – sax starts> midtempo jam> brief guitar solo> sax solo swings uptempo> guitar solo> guitar & piano trade riffs> uptempo jam> fade
*9/ Tchoupitoulas (5:16) – drums start> uptempo jam with New Orleans vibe> trumpet solo> uptempo jam> horns jam> quick stop
10/ Golden Ratio (5:51) – drum roll starts> midtempo jam> sax drums duet> piano solo> guitar solo> midtempo jam with drum slinking around> quick stop
**11/ Crosstown Traffic (4:40) -horns start> uptempo hesitant jam, then swings out> swinging sax solo> sizzling guitar solo> drum solo interspersed with uptempo jam> quick stop
12/ My Winsome Consort (5:38) – sax starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> sax solo> drum solo> bass solo> bass & drums trade riffs> midtempo jam> quick stop

Track Listing
1.Full Moon In Havana 7.From Nadir To Zenith
2.What'll I Do 8.Sonic Paragon
3.Vamanos 9.Tchoupitoulas
4.Slide 10.Golden Ratio
5.Maria 11.Crosstown Traffic
6.Dayspring 12.My Winsome Consort