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Gardier, Amanda / Empathy
Album:Empathy Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gardier, Amanda Added:09/2018
Label:Green Mind Records 

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Add Date:2018-09-13 Pull Date:2018-11-15 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:23 Sep
Airplays:4

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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-09-08 
Reviewed: 2018-09-07
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: With a clear sense of composition and where her own fluid voice and those of her superb surrounding musicians fall within the whole, Indiana-based alto saxophonist Gardier presents a wide-open palette on her debut disc. Each of Gardier's ten originals exemplifies her guiding principle to "turn the perceived notion of empathy as a weakness into a strength." Her band is tight and moves effortlessly where she leads. Fellow Hoosier tenor saxophonist Rob Dixon guests on several tracks. #5 isa Bjork cover.
If You Like: Pharoah Sanders, Jane ira Bloom, Paul McCandless, Jan Garbarek
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ Giants (6:53) – dual sax start> slow haunting jam gathers in volume> slow fade
*2/ Revolving Door (7:00) – sax starts with undulating notes> midtempo jam> sax solo soars> midtempo jam> quick fade
*3/ Fjord (6:58) – piano starts> midtempo jam> jaunty piano solo> guitar solo> midtempo jam> sax solo> midtempo jam> slow fade
4/ Joga Intro (1:44) – midtempo sax solo
5/ Joga (4:45) – guitar starts> midtempo jam builds in volume & intensity> fade
6/ Smoke (3:41) – piano starts> slow jam with female vocalization> slow fade
7/ Two Sided (7:45) – piano starts> midtempo jam> guitar solo swings into uptempo jam> piano solo> uptempo jam> sax solo> midtempo jam> crescendo end
*8/ Thin Line (6:13) – piano starts> midtempo jam> bass solo> midtempo jam> piano solo> midtempo jam> fade
9/ What Will Happen (5:08) – sax starts> slow haunting jam> piano solo> midtempo jam swells in volume> quick fade
*10/ Empathy (5:05) – sax starts> uptempo jam with female vocalization> sax solo soars> midtempo jam, like a song without words> quick fade
**11/ Leap Of Faith (5:38) – drums start> uptempo jam> sax solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick stop

Track Listing
1.Giantsjoga 6.Smoke
2.Smoke 7.Two Sided
3.Fjord 8.Thin Line
4.Joga Intro 9.What Will Happen
5.Joga 10.Empathy
 11.Leap Of Faith