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Blue Note All-Stars / Our Point Of View
Album:Our Point Of View Collection:Jazz
Artist:Blue Note All-Stars Added:10/2017
Label:Blue Note 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-10-22 Pull Date:2017-12-24 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:12 Nov5 Nov29 Oct
Airplays:111

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 09 Nov:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
3.Fri, 27 Oct:DJ Kai.
Magic Mix
2.Thu, 02 Nov:Jon Cousins
No Cover, No Fo

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-10-17 
Reviewed: 2017-10-17
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Blue Note assembled a group composed of the young bandleaders on their label and the results at mixed, but there are several outstanding tracks here, and the playing is top notch. Disc 1 seems like a warm-up for Disc 2, where they really shine. Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock sit in on Track 7.
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
(DISC 1) 1/ Bruce's Vibe (1:22) - band intro
2/ Cycling Through Reality (8:41) I hesitant start> big brass>uptempo jam> trumpet solo> piano solo> piano/keyboards solo swings to fast tempo jam> slow fade
*3/ Meanings (9:01) - sax starts> uptempo jam> trumpet solo> Fender Rhodes solo> slows to fade
4/ Henya (4:24) - trumpet starts> slow tempo jam> slow fade
*5/ Witch Hunt (17:43) - horns start big>fast tempo jam> sax solo slows to midtempo then swings out> wild trumpet solo> wild piano solo slows to midtempo> tasty guitar solo> fast tempo bass solo> > midtempo jam> pretty piano solo joined by male vocal chant> slow fade
*6/ Second Light (5:40) - piano starts> midtempo jam> interesting back & forth between horns, piano, & guitar> slow fade
(DISC 2) *7/ Masquelero (9:24) - piano starts spacey & slow punctuated by horns> interesting interplay with short solos from everyone> quick stop
*8/ Bayyinah (13:41) - piano starts in bursts of notes> full band assault midtempo jam> Rhodes solo swings uptempo> soaring sax solo> trumpet solo slows with uptempo percussion> trumpet swings uptempo & wild> short cacophonous jam morphs into straight ahead midtempo jam>percussion solo> slow jam & fade
*9/ Message Of Hope (7:08) - bass starts> mdtempo duet with piano & male chorus> sax solo> midtempo full band jam morphs into uptempo space jam> slows to a slow tempo jam with chorus & fades
* 10/Freedom Dance (10:56) - funky fusion Rhodes & drum machine midtempo jam with male chorus>sax/guitar/ Rhodes? percussion jam> quirky guitar solo> electric bass solo with percussion> funky fusion jam with chorus> false stop> uptempo jam> slow fade
11/ Bruce, The Last Dinosaur (2:24) - slow tempo jam & fade

Track Listing
1.Disc 1) Bruce's Vibe 6.Second Life
2.Cycling Through Reality 7.(Disc 2) Masquelero
3.Meanings 8.Bayyinah
4.Henya 9.Message Of Hope
5.Withch Hunt 10.Freedom Dance
 11.Bruce, The Last Dinosaur