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Mcdade, Solon / Murals
Album:Murals Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mcdade, Solon Added:06/2018
Label:Self Release 

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Add Date:2018-07-11 Pull Date:2018-09-12 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:15 Jul

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1.Sat, 14 Jul:Eme O
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-07-04 
Reviewed: 2018-07-01
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: An inventive sense of composition characterizes this new disc by bassist & composer McDade. He possesses a dramatic sense of structure that is always multi-layered, & constantly shifting in mood and tone. There's a nice balance of virtuosity to please the jazz cats, with a sweeping sense of drama and intriguing momentum to the tracks to hook even a casual listener. Plus the clever track titles! All originals.
If You Like: Lou Donaldson, Chris Potter,
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ He’s A Problem In The Locker Room (5:39) – sax starts> midtempo bouncy jam> sax solo> piano solo> drum solo> midtempo jam> crescendo end
*2/ Buy The Tractor (7:47) – sax starts slow & quiet> slow jam builds in volume & intensity> piano solo> sax solo> midtempo jam> quick fade
3/ Do Airplanes Scratch The Sky? (8:39) – horns start> slow jam> bass solo> sax solo soars into uptempo off-kilter jam & drops to slow jam & fade
*4/ Whatever Whatever (5:45) – horns start> uptempo jam> swingind sax solo> piano solo> bass solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
5/ The Ballad Of Sir William Ormerod (9:20) – long piano solo starts slow & quiet> slow jam @ 3:45> sax solo> bass solo> slow jam> quick fade
**6/ Off The Bed, Rose (6:17) – drums/piano start> uptempo jam> swinging sax solo> lightning fast piano solo> rocking uptempo jam> several short solos: sax> drums> bass> piano> crescendo end
7/ Blues For Sebastian (8:40) – solo bass solo starts, builds into midtempo jam> sax solo swings into uptempo jam> slows to midtempo> bass solo> quick fade
*8/ All’s Second Line (5:19) – bass starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> sax solo swings into uptempo jam> crescendo end
9/ A Shorter Thing (7:20) – piano starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> bass solo> sax solo> midtempo jam> slow fade

Track Listing
1.He's A Problem In The Locker Room 5.The Ballad Of Sir William Ormerod
2.Buy The Tractor 6.Off The Bed, Rose
3.Do Airplanes Scratch The Sky? 7.Blues For Sebastian
4.Whatever Whatever 8.Ali's Second Line
 9.A Shorter Thing