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Verve Jazz Ensemble, The / Connect The Dots
Album:Connect The Dots Collection:Jazz
Artist:Verve Jazz Ensemble, The Added:07/2018
Label:Lightgroove Media 

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Add Date:2018-08-12 Pull Date:2018-10-14 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-07-31 
Reviewed: 2018-07-31
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: The Ensemble‘s timeless straight ahead jazz reaches a new level on their latest release with the addition of two more players, which features jubilant performances of band originals, standards, and lesser-known works by classic jazz and Latin composers.
If You Like: Freddie Hubbard, Hubert Laws, Max Roach, Ron Carter, Sonny Rollins
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Bistro (4:45) – piano starts> uptempo jam with flute up front> sax solo> flute solo> trumpet solo> uptempo jam> slow fade
*2/ Tangerine (3:28) – piano starts> fast jam> piano solo with intermittent drum fills> fast jam> quick fade
3/ Connect The Dots (4:39) – piano starts> uptempo jam> trumpet solo> sax solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end
*4/ Disk Jockey Jump (3:21) – piano starts> uptempo jam> sax solo> trumpet solo> drum solo> uptempo jam> bass solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end
5/ Autumn Left (5:34) – piano starts> midtempo jam> trumpet solo> sax solo> piano solo> sax solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end
6/ Little Karin (5:41) – piano starts> jaunty midtempo jam with flute> flute solo> trumpet solo> bass solo> midtempo jam> quick fade
*7/ On The Run (5:35) – trumpet starts> uptempo jam> piano solo> trumpet solo>sax solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end
8/ Ceora (5:27) – trumpet starts> midtempo jam> muted trumpet solo> piano solo> slow fade
9/ Intermission Riff (4:21) – drums start> midtempo jam> sax solo> midtempo jam> slow fade
*10/ Love For Sale (4:38) – bass starts> uptempo jam> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
*11/ My Shining Hour (5:21) – piano starts> uptempo ham> sax solo> trumpet solo> drum flair> uptempo jam with intermittent drum flairs> slow fade
*12/ Jumping On The Couch (3:25) – trumpet starts> uptempo jam> sax solo> trumpet solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
*13/ Lil Darlin’ (4:41) – piano starts> slow jam> piano solo with intermittent bass solo> quick fade

Track Listing
1.Bistro 7.On The Run
2.Tangerine 8.Ceora
3.Connect The Dots 9.Intermission Riff
4.Disk Jockey Jump 10.Love For Sale
5.Autumn Left 11.My Shining Hour
6.Little Karin 12.Jumping On The Couch
 13.Lil Darlin'