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Miller, Marcus / Laid Black
Album:Laid Black Collection:Jazz
Artist:Miller, Marcus Added:06/2018
Label:Blue Note Records 

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Add Date:2018-06-26 Pull Date:2018-08-28 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-06-22 
Reviewed: 2018-06-21
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: As is always the case with a Marcus Miller project, Laid Black reveals him as an artist as comfortable with a finger on the pulse of what is going on now as he is serving as caretaker of tradition. It’s another highlight in a career filled with highlights. Strongly Recommended.
If You Like: Stanley Clarke, Bootsy Collins, Tony Levin, Jaco Pastorius
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Trip Trap (6:55) – bass starts> midtempo funky jam> sax solo> bass solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
2/ Que Sera Sera (6:07) – bass starts> slow song with chorus> rocking guitar solo> slow song> slow fade
*3/ 7-Ts (5:58) – bass starts> uptempo funky jam with Trombone Shorty> bass solo> trumpet solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
4/ Sublimity ‘Bunny’s Dream’ – bass starts> slow jam> bass solo> sax solo> slow jam> slow fade
5/ Untamed (4:52) – percussion/synth starts> midtempo reggae-like funky jam> bass solo> midtempo jam> piano solo to fade
*6/ No Limit (5:39) – bass starts> midtempo funk jam> bass/synth duet> midtempo jam> piano solo> midtempo jam> fade
7/ Someone To Love (4:48) – piano starts> slow jam> piano solo with vocal reminiscent of Stevie Wonder> quick fade
*8/ Keep ‘Em Running (5:21) – synth starts> slow jam swings to midtempo with spoken word rap & echoing vocals> bass solo> rap> swings into uptempo jam> quick fade
9/ Preacher’s Kid (7:43) – chorus like church choir> organ leads into slow jam> sax solo> chorus swells in volume & frenzy, then mellows & fades

Track Listing
1.Trip Trap 5.Untamed
2.Que Sera Sera 6.No Limit
3.7 - Ts 7.Someone To Love
4.Sublimity Bunny's Dream 8.Keep 'em Running
 9.Preacher's Kid