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Stein, Norbert & Pata Messengers / We Are
Album:We Are Collection:Jazz
Artist:Stein, Norbert & Pata Messengers Added:01/2018
Label:Pata Music 

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Add Date:2018-01-10 Pull Date:2018-03-14 Charts:Jazz

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-01-06 
Reviewed: 2017-01-06
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: "Pata Music is full of surprises, it is open to all sorts of influences, it tears down fences of seemingly contradictory idioms, and coming from jazz improvisation, it builds up something new and exciting." (Joerg Eipasch, Jazzpodium /Germany)
If You Like: Wavid S. Ware, Matthew Shipp, Art Ensemble Of Chicago
Track Review (favorites denoted by*):
1/ Perfume (6:32) - cymbals start> slow tempo melodic jam jumps to cacophonous jam> free jazz jam slides into slow tempo repetetive jam> quick fade
*2/ Gondwana & Pangea (5:31) - sax starts. midtempo jam slides into uptempo piano/drum duet joined by raging saxophone, then mellows so slow tempo jam, swings to meidtempo & fades
3/ Diatonic Upanishad (5:36) - drums start> lightning fast jam segues into fast tempo jam> drum solo> midtempo off-kilter jam slows to slow tempo jam> quick stop
4/ El Fado (4:35) - sax starts> uptempo jam with repetetive riff settles into midtempo jam> piano solo> bass solo> midtempo jam with repetetive riff> quick stop
*5/ What We Are (7:30) - sax starts> midtempo jam> sax solo swings wild> piano solo swings wild> uptempo jam> quick stop
6/ Polarity (4:35) - sax/piano starts with a big blast then mellows to slow tempo jam> piano solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
*7/ Beyond! (3:51) - sax starts> midtempo jam> wild sax solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
*8/ Millstones (7:35) - sax starts> uptempo jam> piano solo> drum solo> midtempo jam> sax solo to end
9/ Friendship (1:01) - sax starts> midtempo jam> quick stop

Track Listing
1.Perfume 5.What We Are
2.Gondwana & Pangea 6.Polarity
3.Diatonic Upanishad 7.Beyond!
4.El Fado 8.Millstones
 9.Friendship