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Villafranca, Elio / Source In Between, The
Album:Source In Between, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Villafranca, Elio Added:07/2008
Label:Ceiba Tree Music 

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Add Date:2008-08-17 Pull Date:2008-10-19 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2008-08-17 
ELIO VILLAFRANCA: The Source In Between
Ceiba Tree, 2008

MODERN JAZZ – Solid quartet set from Cuban pianist Villafranca, who is underexposed but highly respected within the scene. The disc maintains a serious vibe, with most tracks sharing a low, brooding intensity, but it’s also nimble and engaging (especially in #1).

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 5, 7, 10

1. 5:59 – speedy Latin-bop groove: piano spins gleefully, sax heats up
2. 6:05 – cool-toned ballad: soft, thoughtful piano & bright, lyrical sax
3. 11:33 – deep postbop, ‘70s feel: heavy intro, searching theme, exotic bass break leads into hip piano & soaring sax over dead-serious groove
4. 4:18 – quirky modern-bebop ditty, rolls along with a dark undertone
5. 5:07 – pretty ballad: intro like a chilly breeze, then serene
6. 6:55 – modernist stroll: chugging rhythm, curlicues from sax & piano
7. 7:16 – sober bass intro, piano explores broad spaces over a tense groove
8. 4:22 – more tension, balanced with airy sax and breezy piano solos
9. 4:33 – somewhat mysterious ballad with soprano sax & hand percussion
10. 6:02 – remix of track 1, adds some extra percussion

[ Fo ] 17-Aug-08


Track Listing
1.The Source In Between 6.Faces, Not Evil
2.The Lonely One 7.Resurrection Of The Incapacitated
3.Oddua Suite 8.Don't Ever Say Never
4.Three Plus One 9.Luna
5.In The Dark 10.The Source In Between (Latin Remix)