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Bates', Django Beloved / Study Of Touch, The
Album:Study Of Touch, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bates', Django Beloved Added:12/2017
Label:Ecm Records 

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Add Date:2017-12-12 Pull Date:2018-02-13 Charts:Jazz

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-12-09 
Reviewed: 2017-12-09
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: For his ECM debut, master improvising pianist & composer Bates and his Beloved Trio revisit and expand on past tunes, perform new ones, and reinvent an old Charlie Parker tune (#8).
If You Like: Keith Jarrett, Ralph Towner, Bobo Stenson
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Sadness All The Way Down (2:12) - piano starts> slow & ominous then swings uptempo on a beautiful melody> crescendo end and some notes
*2/ Giorgiantics (6:06) - bass starts> uptempo jam with sprightly melody> lovely piano solo slows to midtempo, then swings into uptempo jam> quick fade
3/ Little Petherick (6:25) - piano starts> slow tempo jam> piano solo> slow jam> quick fade
4/ Senza Bitterness (3;29) - piano starts> lovely midtempo jam> piano solo> quick stop
*5/ We Are Not Lost, We Are Simply Finding Our... (6:10) - piano starts> uptempo jam stops & starts> swinging piano solo> uptempo jam> false stop> breaks into different uptempo melody> quick stop
*6/ This World (5:30) - piano starts> stately slow tempo jam> piano solo> slow jam> fade
7/ The Study Of Touch (9:46) - piano starts with heavy chords> midtempo jam> piano solo swings to fast tempo> midtempo jam> slows to stop
*8/ Passport (2:49) - piano starts> uptempo jam with hints of ragtime> slows to midtempothen swings out to full tilt boogie & stops
*9/ Slippage Street (7:41) - piano starts with heavy chords> & swings into uptempo jam> fascinating piano solo> uptempo jam> false stop> midtempo jam> quick stop
10/ Peonies As Promised (4:52) - piano starts with uptempo flourish> uptempo jam> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
11/ Happiness All The Way Up (1:19) - piano starts with heavy chords> slow tempo jam> quick stop

Track Listing
1.Sadness All The Way Down 6.This World
2.Giorgantics 7.The Study Of Touch
3.Little Petherick 8.Passport
4.Senza Bitterness 9.Slippage Street
5.We Are Not Losts, We Are Simply Finding Our... 10.Peopnies As Promised
 11.Happiness All The Way Up