|Allison, Ben/Medicine Wheel / Buzz|
|Add Date:||2004-06-07|| ||Pull Date:||2004-08-09|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||8 Aug||25 Jul||18 Jul||11 Jul||27 Jun||20 Jun||13 Jun|
Among mainstream jazz composers, Allison brings in some fresh compositional ideas while sticking to a relatively mellow aesthetic. The result is jazz that's very "nice," with a softness recalling the mellow side of '60s Blue Note acts. |
Allison's writing style is solidly mainstream jazz but includes doses of interesting new ideas, such as the block-chords theme in (2).
1- Mysterious mid/fast drifting, with bright bluesy piano solo
2- Calm chords over hyper percussion, for a mildly tense feel
3- Playfully loungy. Midtempo and soft.
4- Tropical island vamp, a relaxed midtempo
5- Soft, gentle, with sparse wandering solo space
6- Gently perky, w/soft horns. Midtempo
7- Beatles cover: gentle, lonely; sparse but pretty. Sorry, I still say jazz versions of Beatles songs are hokey (and I *love* the Beatles)