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Zilber, Michael / Originals For The Originals
Album:Originals For The Originals Collection:Out for Review
Artist:Zilber, Michael Added:06/2017
Label:Origin Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-06-28 Pull Date:2017-08-30 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:3 Sep27 Aug20 Aug13 Aug30 Jul23 Jul16 Jul9 Jul

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 30 Aug 17:Decca
At the Cafe Bohemian
4.Fri, 11 Aug 17:Be Sharp
2.Fri, 25 Aug 17:Be Sharp
5.Thu, 27 Jul 17:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
3.Fri, 18 Aug 17:Be Sharp
6.Fri, 21 Jul 17:Be Sharp

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2017-06-19 

Michael Zilber is saxophonist, composer, and leader here. He plays both tenor and soprano saxes. Accompaniment is piano, bass, and drums. The set is eleven original compositions, each named for and styled after a notable jazz saxophonist.

All instrumental. No FCC issues.

1 ** Very fast. Much spirit & energy. Led by tenor sax. Powerful drums. (5:57)
2 Mid-slow. Rhythm section starts. Gentle melody on tenor. Bass & piano solos. (6:20)
3 Mid-fast. Fractured melody has hints of Sonny’s “St Thomas.” Drum solo. (4:22)
4 * Mid-slow. Dreamy melody on sopr sax; long piano break; lots of bass too. (6:56)
5 ** Fast. High energy; very rhymic. Lead on soprano sax. (5:12)
6 Mid-slow. Easy, legato melody on tenor sax. Gentle & peaceful. Restrained ‘comp. (4:58)
7 Mid-fast & snappy. Melody on tenor sax. Piano break in middle. (5:31)
8 * Very slow, very laid back. Again on tenor sax. Moody & elegant. (5:39)
9 Very fast. Sopr sax & piano trade solos with breakneck speed. Technical & showy. (7:15)
10 * Mid-tempo. Drums start; piano & bass join; then tenor sax. Melodic & rhythmic.(6:57)
11 Very slow. Late night ballad on soprano sax. Quiet, minimal accompaniment. (10:49)

Track Listing
1.Breckerfast Club 6.Pastel Blues
2.Leaves 7.Hen House
3.Partly Sonny 8.Last Night Trane (In The Distance)
4.Autumn Lieb 9.Lieb Dich
5.Weather Wayne 10.Coltraning Daze
 11.St. Paul (Desmond)