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O'neal, Johnny / In The Moment
Album:In The Moment Collection:Jazz
Artist:O'neal, Johnny Added:09/2017
Label:Smoke Sessions 

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Add Date:2017-10-03 Pull Date:2017-12-05 Charts:Jazz

Recent Airplay
1.Tue, 17 Oct:SOL·MAX·ION
Clean Copper Radio & Hot Talk

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-09-30 
Reviewed: 2017-09-30
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none

Review: O'Neal's first studio album in 15 years and it is a terrific showcase for this pianist and vocalist! Working with two young lions in his trio, O'Neal demonstrates his mastery whether playing bop, post-bop, blues, or ballads. Roy Hargrove & Grant Stewart guest on several tracks.
If You Like: Joe Williams, Bud Powell, Horace Silver
Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Sweet Monk (4:11) - drums start> uptempo jam> trumpet solo> sax solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> fade
2/ Guilty (5:14) - piano starts> slow tempo jam> trumpet solo> slow song> fade
3/ Churchill Grounds (2:11) - piano starts> lightning fast tempo jam> drum solo> brief piano solo to stop
*4/ Saving All My Love For You (6:08) - piano starts> slow tempo jam> beautiful piano solo swings to midtempo> bass solo> slow jam> quick fade
5/ After The Love Is Gone (3:20) - piano starts> slow tempo jam> piano solo> slow fade
*6/ She Doesn't Know (I Love Her) - piano starts> midtempo song> swinging sax solo> rocking piano solo> midtempo song> fade
*7/ Slow Hot Wind (5:32) - piano starts> slow song> sax solo swings to midtempo> piano solo> song>
*8/ Please Be Kind (3:57) - beautiful slow piano solo> quick fade
9/ The Folks Who Live On The Hill (4:23) - slow piano solo> quick fade
10/ CGLS (3:42) - piano starts> midtempo jam> fade
11/ People Make The World Go Round (5:23) - piano starts> slow tempo jam> piano solo> quick fade
*12/ Sunday in New York (6:26) - piano starts> midtempo jam> quick fade
13/ Trav'lin' Light (3:17) - bass starts> midtempo song> trumpet solo> fade
14/ Just A Dream (On My Mind) (3:39) - piano starts> blues song> quick fade
15/ Being in Love with You (3:55) - piano starts> slow song> piano solo> song> crescendo end
16/ Tropical Breeze (4:46) - bass starts> midtempo jam> terrific piano solo swings uptempo> uptempo jam> fade

Track Listing
1.Sweet Monk 9.The Folks Who Live On The Hill
2.Guilty 10.C G L S
3.Churchill Grounds 11.People Make The World Go Round
4.Saving All My Love For You 12.Sunday In New York
5.After The Love Is Gone 13.Trav'lin' Light
6.She Doesn't Know (I Love Her) 14.Just A Dream (On My Mind)
7.Slow Hot Wind 15.Being In Love With You
8.Please Be Kind 16.Tropical Breeze