|Graves, Cameron / Planetary Prince|
|Add Date:||2017-07-20|| ||Pull Date:||2017-09-21|| ||Charts:||Jazz|
Review: Kamasi Washington's keyboard player cranks it up! And Kamasi plays sax on this date.
"Graves doesn’t sound much like a clone of any postbop-raised keys player – his unbroken and rhythmically vigorous acoustic lines imply an education from hip-hop drummers as much as pianists, while his contrastingly romantic and ardent chord-work suggest what Rachmaninoff might have sounded like if he’d played in a contemporary fusion band." - John Fordham, The Guardian
If You Like: Vijay Iyer, Jaki Byard, Thelonious Monk
Favorite Tracks: (1) Satania Our Solar System (3)El Diablo (5) The End of Corporatism (7) Isle Of Love
Track Review: 1/ Piano starts> uptempo jam> trumpet solo> melodies shift> quick stop (8:43) 2/ heavy piano chords open> midtempo jam swings into free jazz romp> quick fade (8:07) 3/ piano starts> fast tempo jam with a middle eastern feel> drum solo (7:29) 4/ lovely slow piano solo starts> false stop> drum beat leads to midtempo jam with a Spanish bolero feel> fade (13:39) 5/ piano starts> midtempo jam> swings to fast tempo> fade (8:09) 6/ piano starts> midtempo> slows to crescendo end (11:23) 7/ piano starts> uptempo Spanish Feel like a soundtrack for the Conquistadors> quick stop & some notes (10:45) 8/ piano starts> slow tempo builds to uptempo> segues into heavy march like robots on the attack> wild swinging piano solo> trumpet solo> quick fade