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Sands, Christian / Facing Dragons
Album:Facing Dragons Collection:Jazz
Artist:Sands, Christian Added:10/2018
Label:Mack Avenue 

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Add Date:2018-11-04 Pull Date:2019-01-06 Charts:Jazz

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2.Wed, 14 Nov:DJ Genesis
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-10-28 
Reviewed: 2018-10-28
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Sands plays beautifully in a variety of styles. He honors and knows his predecessor masters, and yet he is very contemporary. He can build a solo with drama, and he writes well. He utilizes different musicians and combinations on every track.
If You Like: Oscar Peterson, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Bill Connors
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Rebel Music (6:11) – piano starts> uptempo piano trio jam> piano solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end
*2/ Fight For freedom (7:17) - piano starts> full band uptempo jam> shifting tempos & melodies> piano solo> trumpet solo> midtempo jam> pause> uptempo jam> quick stop
*3/ Yesterday (7:22) – piano starts> piano trio slow hesitating jam> bass solo swings uptempo> piano solo slows then swings back up> uptempo jam> slow fade
**4/ Sangueo Soul (8:26) - drums start> uptempo jam> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
5/ Sunday Morning (7:29) – guitar & chorus starts> hesitating slow jam morphs into uptempo spiritual> crescendo end
*6/ Frankenstein (8:43) – piano starts> slow & plodding swings to uptempo then slows to midtempo> fade
7/ Her Song (7:11) – guitar starts> slow jam swings uptempo> pause> slow jam to fade
*8/ Samba De Vela (5:40) – guitar starts> slow jam builds to midtempo, then shifts back and forth> uptempo jam> guitar solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
9/ Rhodes To Meditation (4:01) -Rhodes soft & silent to fade

Track Listing
1.Rebel Music 5.Sunday Mornings
2.Flight For Freedom 6.Frankenstein
3.Yesterday 7.Her Song
4.Sangueo Soul 8.Samba De Vela
 9.Rhodes To Meditation