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Porter, Lewis/Phil Scarff Group / Three Minutes To Four
Album:Three Minutes To Four Collection:Jazz
Artist:Porter, Lewis/Phil Scarff Group Added:10/2017
Label:Whaling City Sound 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-11-05 Pull Date:2018-01-07 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:19 Nov
Airplays:1

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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-11-02 
Reviewed: 2017-11-02
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: a smoking side of east meets west. Like listening to jazz on a different continent. All originals. The playing is superb throughout.
If You Like: Oregon, Paul Winter Consort, Jane Ira Bloom, Shadowfax, Egberto Gismonti
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Journey (8:02) - piano starts> uptempo jam> sax solo> piano solo dials it down> slow jam swings up again & fades
2/ Bageshri-Bageshwari Part 1 (Introduction, Alap) (2:10) - sax starts slow & drawn out> slow tempo jam> drum solo> slow jam swings to midtempo> slow fade
*3/ Bageshri-Bageshwari Part 2 (9:30) - tamboura starts with percussive rolls> midtempo jam> bass solo swings into uptempo jam> drum solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
4/ Olivier (4:52) - piano starts> slow tempo builds to midtempo> swinging free improv jam> drum solo> quick fade
*5/ Long Ago (6:52) - piano starts slow, builds to uptempo jam. piano solo> bass solo> uptempo jam> slow fade & a note
*6/ Raga Shree, Gajawara Bahe Hi Rahila Baje Hi Baje (8:17) - tamboura starts> slow tempo jam> sax solo> slow snakelike jam swings into off-kilter & wild midtempo jam> fade
Skies of South Africa Suite:
7/ Bird Songs Of Hermanus (1:46) - sax solo> hesitant & fast tempo duet with piano, like a flock of birds> slows to midtempo> quick fade
8/ Branches In The Trees (4:38) - midtempo jam> piano solo> sax solo swings wild> midtempo jam> quick stop
*9/ Three Minutes To Four (6:27) - tamboura starts> midtempo jam> sax solo> piano solo bass/percussion duet> midtempo jam> quick fade
*10/ Striver's Row (5:21) - bass starts> percussion/bass duet swinging midtempo jam> piano solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
*11/ Raga Bhairavi Part 1 (1:31) - bowed bass starts> slow tempo jam> hesitating jam> bass solo> swinging piano solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
12/ Raga Bhairavi Part 2 (8:07) - tamboura/sax starts> midtempo jam> uptempo pinao solo> uptempo jam> slow fade




Track Listing
1.Journey 7.Skies Of South Africa Suite - Bird Songs Of Hermanus
2.Bageshri - Bageshari (Part 1-Introduction, Alap) 8.Skies Of South Africa Suite - Branches In The Trees
3.Bageshri - Bageshari (Part 2) 9.Three Minutes To Four
4.Olivier 10.Striver's Road
5.Long Ago 11.Serially Retro Suite - Dozens Not Baker's/ Retro Cells
6.Raga Shree, Gaharawa Baje Hi Rajila Baje Hi Baje Hi 12.Raga Bhairavi - Part 1 (Introduction, Alap)
 13.Raga Bhairavi - Part 2