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Colon, Cliff / Contraband
Album:Contraband Collection:Jazz
Artist:Colon, Cliff Added:03/2009
Label:Self-Release 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-03-29 Pull Date:2009-05-31 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:31 May19 Apr12 Apr5 Apr
Airplays:1212

Recent Airplay
1.Sat, 12 Aug 17:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum: Saturday Edition
4.Fri, 25 Nov 11:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
2.Thu, 01 Jun 17:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
5.Sat, 30 May 09:Eme O
Music Casserole
3.Fri, 27 Apr 12:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
6.Fri, 17 Apr 09:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2009-03-29 
CLIFF COLÓN: ContraBand
Hey Phil, 2008

MAINSTREAM JAZZ – OK, here’s something a little different: saxophonist Colón has written a jazz arrangement of the complete soundtrack from Contra, an iconic 1980s video game. It’s played completely straight-faced, in a variety of styles. I’m adding this solely for novelty value but the arrangements aren’t bad, and Colón and alto man J. Charles are both have some pretty good solo moments.

* * * | Fo’s Picks: 2, 5, 7

2. 5:25 – speedy and catchy, sounds suitably video-gamey, solid sax solos
3. 6:10 – floating samba beat; cheesy suspense melody, gliding solos
4. 6:12 – splashy contemporary jazz sound, rolls along nicely
5. 4:02 – uptempo, tightly arranged bop with appealing sax solos
6. 9:44 – moody and atmospheric theme, low-key with relaxed solos
7. 4:25 – snappy, swinging theme, doesn’t take itself too seriously
8. 5:10 – stabbing theme over lightly swinging rhythm, decent solos
9. 4:38 – warm and happy... I guess they killed those aliens.

[ Fo ] 03/29/09

Track Listing
1.Intro 5.Waterfall
2.Jungle 6.Snow Field
3.Base 7.Energy Zone
4.The Boss 8.Alien Lair
 9.End Credits