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Block, Dan / Block Party
Album:Block Party Collection:Jazz
Artist:Block, Dan Added:03/2018
Label:Mile High Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-03-06 Pull Date:2018-05-08 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-03-01 
Reviewed: 2018-03-01
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Block straddles different genres of jazz, mainly bop, with his versatile ensemble. He is one of those rare individuals fitting like a chameleon on different instruments and makes the clarinet a modern instrument. All reinvigorated gems from yesteryear except #8.
If You Like: Lou Donaldson, Ken Peplowski, Tal Farlow, JC Stylles,
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/Dinner For One Please, James (7:32) – sax starts> midtempo jam> sax solo> piano solo> swinging clarinet solo> guitar solo> bass solo> midtempo jam> slow fade
*2/No, No, No (6:57) – piano starts> uptempo jam with Latin beat> guitar solo> sax solo> piano solo> bass solo> trade off of short solos> uptempo jam> quick stoop
*3/Light Blue (6:06) - piano/sax starts> slow jam> clarinet solo> piano solo> guitar solo> slow jam> slow fade
*4/Smoke Signal (5:03) – drums start> uptempo jam> swinging clarinet solo builds to fast tempo> drum solo> fast jam> quick fade
5/Wonderful One (6:41) – sax starts> uptempo jam> sax solo> piano solo> guitar solo> sax/guitar trade-off> uptempo jam> quick stop
*6/Beatiful Changes (6:59) - piano starts> midtempo jam swings up & then slows several times> swinging sax solo> sizzling piano solo> uptempo jam slows to midtempo> slow fade
7/By The Fireside (6:31) – guitar/sax start> slow blues> sax solo> guitar solo> piano solo> slow blues> fade
*8/Option Click (6:27) – sax starts> uptempo jam> piano solo> sax solo> guitar solo> jam> drum solo> uptempo hesitating jam> quick fade
9/Ain’t No Land Like Dixieland (5:51) – drums start> slow jam> bass solo> midtempo jam> sax solo> slow jam> clarinet solo> fade
*10/It Was Written In The Stars (6:02) – guitar starts> slow jam> clarinet solo> guitar solo> slow jam> sax solo> slow jam> fade

Track Listing
1.Dinner For One Please, James 6.Beatiful Changes
2.No, No, No 7.By The Fireside
3.Light Blue 8.Option Click
4.Smoke Signal 9.Ain't No Land Like Dixieland
5.Wonderful One 10.It Was Written In The Stars