|Wilson, Matt/Arts and Crafts / Wake Up (To What's Happening)|
|Add Date:||2004-09-27|| ||Pull Date:||2004-11-29|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||21 Nov||14 Nov||7 Nov||31 Oct||17 Oct||10 Oct||3 Oct|
|1.||Fri, 10 Dec 04:||Fo|
No Cover, No Minimum - Favorites of 2004, Part 2
||4.||Fri, 05 Nov 04:||Wedge|
|2.||Fri, 19 Nov 04:||Wedge|
||5.||Fri, 29 Oct 04:||Fo|
No Cover, No Minimum
|3.||Fri, 12 Nov 04:||Fo|
No Cover, No Minimum - I Like To Riff!
||6.||Sat, 16 Oct 04:||Sunshine|
Mainstream jazz, well played but with fewer surprises than Wilson's previous albums. That's because it's mostly covers, which means we miss the chummy, upbeat style of Wilson's own writing. |
The album feels like a Wilson retrospective of his own influences, and it's got some variety to that effect. Overall very "nice," but it's got tracks like 2,4, and 9 to keep it from being labeled "harmless."
1- Bright; old-fashioned feel.
2- Nicely cooking little piece, w/organ. Starts a bit corny.
3- Mid/slow, a nice bluesy bebop feel
4- Stormy flow over mellow vocals from cheesy-jazz guy Curtis Stigers. Not nearly as bad as you'd think; Stigers' lines are sampled during the trumpet solo for a spacey effect
5- Slow and comforting
6- Cuban: Jaunty popping feel with tom drums
7- Slow, with touches of gospel feel
8- Mid/slow nightclub dancing music
9- Fast bebop
10- Closing-credits reprise of #4