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Pittman, Reggie - Loren Daniels Quartet / Smilessence
Album:Smilessence Collection:Jazz
Artist:Pittman, Reggie - Loren Daniels Quartet Added:01/2018
Label:Ivory Horns 

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Add Date:2018-01-30 Pull Date:2018-04-03 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:25 Feb
Airplays:1

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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-01-25 
Reviewed: 2018-01-25
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: This new album from horn player Reggie Pittman and keyboardist Loren Daniels is as sunny and bright as its cover, a solid and straightforward bop jazz quartet sound that feels like it's been waiting in the shadows preparing to jump out as you pass by. Isn't it a great day? Do you need a little more beauty in your life? Here you have a combined whole that just swings and moves forward with considerable momentum. You have no choice but to hop on board. All originals except #4.
If You Like: Freddie Hubbard, Jimmy Smith, Les McCann
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Knee High To A Bee (Bop!) (6:11) – bass starts> midtempo jam> trumpet solo> piano solo> drum/piano duet> midtempo jam> crescendo end
2/ Sco-Ho-Ho (8:01) – piano starts slow & swings into midtempo jam> elevctric piano solo> bass solo> drum/piano duet> midtempo jam> quick stop
*3/ Consternation (4:32) – piano starts> uptempo jam> trumpet solo> piano solo> srums/bass duet> uptempo jam> quick fade
4/ There Is No Greater Love (6:46) – piano starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> bass solo> trumpet solo> midtempo jam> slow fade
*5/ You Better Say Alice (7:50) – piano starts> uptempo jam> trumpet solo> piano solo> bass solo> uptempo jam> fade
*6/ Smilessence (6:00) – electric piano starts> midtempo jam with tropical vibe> electric piano solo> trumpet solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
7/ Change (6:47) – piano starts> slow tempo jam> trumpet solo> piano solo> bass solo> slow jam> slow fade
*8/ 2 Hip 2B (6:13) - bass starts> funky midtempo jam with reggae vibe> trumpet solo> bass/organ duet> midtempo jam> quick fade
*9/ Straight Up (5:16) – piano starts> fast tempo jam> trumpet solo> piano solo> bass solo> fast jam> punctuated by drum fills> quick stop
10/ Shaky Leg (Part 2) (6:32) – piano starts> funky midtempo jam> trumpet solo> piano solo> drum solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
11/ On It Goes...On (10:02) – piano starts> slow tempo> bass solo> trumpet solo> piano solo> slow jam> fade

Track Listing
1.Knee High To A Bee (Bop!) 6.Smilessence
2.Sco-Ho-Ho 7.Change
3.Consternation 8.2 Hip 2 B
4.There Is No Greater Love 9.Straight Up
5.You Better Say Alice 10.Shaky Leg (Part 2)
 11.And It Goes... On