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Weidman, James / Spiritual Impressions
Album:Spiritual Impressions Collection:Jazz
Artist:Weidman, James Added:01/2018
Label:Inner Circle Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-01-30 Pull Date:2018-04-03 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:1 Apr
Airplays:1

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1.Fri, 30 Mar:Be Sharp
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-01-25 
Reviewed: 2018-01-25
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: long time sideman & keyboardist Weidman returns with a set of gospel tunes set to straight ahead jazz. He is paying homage to music that grew out of the slave system in the American South. He has a terrific quartet and a female vocalist. You don’t have to religious to dig it.
If you Like: McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, Carmen McCrae
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel (6:06) - drums start> funky midtempo jam> midtempo song> swinging piano solo> sax solo> crescendo end & a note
*2/ Deep River (7:19) – piano starts> slow song> short flute solo> slow song> piano solo> flute solo> song> false stop> song> fade
3/ No Hiding Place (4:34) – drums/melodica starts> slow song swings to midtempo> fade
4/ Prelude To Freedom (Troubles Waters) (1:23) – sax starts> short midtempo instrumental jam> fade
*5/ Wade In The Water (5:41) – drums/bass starts> midtempo jam swings into uptempo song> organ solo> drum solo> bass solo> song> fade & crescendo end
6/ Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen (5:12) – piano starts> midtempo song> piano solo> song & fade on vocal
*7/ Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (6:21) – piano starts> uptempo jam> uptempo song> piano solo> song> sax solo> song> quick stop
8/ You Hear The Lamb A Cryin’ (7:19) – drums start> slow chant slides into slow song> flute solo> piano solo> slow song> fade on vocal
*9/ African Spirals (6:37) – drums start. Uptempo jam> piano solo> sax solo> midtempo jam> fade
10/ Let My People Go (5:36) – drums start> uptempo jam> uptempo song> sax solo> piano solo> bass solo> uptempo song> quick stop
*11/ Walk Together, Children (4:35) – slow tempo piano solo swings to midtempo> quick stop

Track Listing
1.Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel 6.Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
2.Deep River 7.Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
3.No Hiding Place 8.You Hear The Lamb A Cryin'
4.Prelude To Freedom (Troubled Watters) 9.African Spirals
5.Wade In The Water 10.Let My People Go
 11.Walk Together, Children