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Charlap, Bill Trio / Uptown Downtown
Album:Uptown Downtown Collection:Jazz
Artist:Charlap, Bill Trio Added:09/2017
Label:Impulse Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-09-27 Pull Date:2017-11-29 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:26 Nov29 Oct22 Oct1 Oct

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 23 Nov 17:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
4.Fri, 29 Sep 17:Be Sharp
2.Tue, 24 Oct 17:SOL·MAX·ION
Clean Copper Radio & Hot Talk
5.Thu, 28 Sep 17:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
3.Thu, 19 Oct 17:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-09-21 
Reviewed: 2017-09-21
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none

Review: after 20 years together, this trio is just hitting their stride. Here their chemistry is on full display. Impeccable playing with a touch of whimsy thrown in, outstanding solos. All covers taken to new heights.
If You Like: Bud Powell, Oscar Peterson, Dick Hyman
Track Review (favorites denoted by *): *1/ Curtains (7:00) - piano starts> slow tempo jam builds to midtempo, then swings uptempo> quick stop 2/ piano starts> slow tempo & meditative> slow fade *3/ strutting piano starts> midtempo jam> soaring piano solo> quick stop *4/ piano starts> uptempo jam> piano solo> quick stop *5/ piano starts> slow tempo jam> piano solo swings to midtempo and slows again> slow tempo jam> slow fade 6/ piano starts> midtempo jam> quick stop *7/ piano starts> uptempo jam> lightning fast piano solo> crescendo end 8/ piano starts> slow tempo jam> bass solo> slow jam> slow fade *9/ piano solo starts slow, swings to midtempo, then settles into midtempo off-kilter & stops

Track Listing
1.Curtains 5.I'm All Smiles
2.Spring Can Really Hang You Up The Most 6.There's A Small Hotel
3.Uptown, Downtown 7.Satellite
4.The One I Love Belongs To Someone Else 8.Bon Ami
 9.Sophisticated Lady