|Add Date:||2017-08-26|| ||Pull Date:||2017-10-28|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||24 Sep||17 Sep||3 Sep|
JAZZ: SMALL ENSEMBLE|
Here’s the debut album as band leader from trumpeter Hermon Mehari, who trained in Kansas City but now works in Paris. Accompaniment is alto sax, keys, vibes, bass, drums.
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1 * Mid-tempo to fast. Weather Report-like mix of soulful horn and electric piano. (6:22)
2 ** Mid-tempo. Gentle & soothing. Vox sample intro. Pretty melodies on trumpet; elegant piano & bass. Dedicated to victims of the 11/13/2015 terror attacks in Paris. (7:43)
3 Mid-tempo. Electronics, voice samples, short drum solo. Rolls into track #4. (0:51)
4 Very fast. Coltrane tune. Solos by sax, elec piano, trumpet, sci fi piano again. (5:56)
5 ** Slow then very fast. Pizzicato bass starts with just a bit of piano. Trumpet & vibes join in. Sudden tempo shift. Good trumpet, sax, vibes, & piano solos. Solo bass finishes. (4:43)
6 Slow. Sad, soulful ballad with guest male vox. Electronic effects on trumpet. (3:51)
7 * Mid-tempo. Easy going. Melodies on trumpet, vibes, piano. Steady drums. (5:31)
8 * Slow at first. Piano intro. Warm trumpet & bright alto sax. Gains speed & energy. (4:28)
9 ** Slow. First minute is improv on solo trumpet. Drops into a lovely rendition of an old show tune (from My Fair Lady) with just trumpet & fine piano accompaniment. (4:39)
10 Very slow. Aimless. Grating electric piano. (5:13)