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Denson, Jeff / Secret World
Album:Secret World Collection:Jazz
Artist:Denson, Jeff Added:10/2012
Label:Between the Lines 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-10-05 Pull Date:2012-12-07 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:25 Nov18 Nov11 Nov4 Nov28 Oct21 Oct14 Oct

Recent Airplay
1.Tue, 20 Nov 12:Be Sharp
4.Tue, 30 Oct 12:Be Sharp
2.Tue, 13 Nov 12:Be Sharp
5.Sat, 27 Oct 12:Eme O
Music Casserole
3.Tue, 06 Nov 12:Be Sharp
6.Tue, 16 Oct 12:Be Sharp

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-10-04 
Modern jazz featuring Denson on bass & vocals, Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Florian Weber (piano), Dan Weiss (drums). The band has a driving yet lyrical sound and a sense of improvised interplay that lets each man shine in his own way. There are some complex harmonies at play here and the result is a dreamy, almost visual experience. Some of the solos here are very quiet (especially #8) so keep an eye on your levels.

*1. Slow at first then things get loud & busy as tempos change.
2. Alressi delivers a tight solo on this one but it’s not my favorite.
*3. Midtempo w/a sort of stutter-step rhythm that catches fire later.
4. Slow bowed bass at first, very quiet, then some brassy energy.
5. Relaxed yet with some complicated interplays. Quiet in parts.
*6. Downtempo w/wordless vocals then the trumpet flies in.
7. Starts quietly down/midtempo with a confident sophistication.
8. Sweet lyricism. At 1:30 there’s silence then a VERY quiet piano.
9. Down/midtempo flow with a nice unpredictability.
*10. Midtempo, picking up power as it goes. Nicely jamming end.

Track Listing
1.Rise 6.Longing
2.Autumn Song 7.Setting Sun
3.Not Another Moment's Thought 8.Dusk
4.We The Water Moves 9.Nightfall
5.Merry-Go-Round 10.Dance Of A Bittersweet Victory