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Abate, Greg With The Tim Ray Trio / Gratitude; Stage Door Live @ The Z
Album:Gratitude; Stage Door Live @ The Z Collection:Jazz
Artist:Abate, Greg With The Tim Ray Trio Added:05/2019
Label:Whaling City Sound 

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Add Date:2019-05-21 Pull Date:2019-07-23 Charts:Jazz

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-05-13 
Reviewed: 2018-05-16
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: The sax man is kicking it on his latest release, this time live from the floor and showing everyone how pros get it done. Bristling with energy no matter which gear he shifts into, this is a killer set throughout, and the you are there experience makes me want to get out more.
If You Like:
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ Gratitude (7:40) – piano starts> uptempo jam> piano solo> sax solo soars into the stratosphere> bass solo> uptempo jam with drum fills> quick stop
***2/ Bop Lives (7:10) – drums/sax start> fast tempo jam> piano solo> sizzling sax solo> bass solo> fast jam with drum fills> crescendo end
*3/ Hazy Moon (7:03) – piano starts> slow jam with flute> flute solo swings uptempo> piano solo> bass solo> midtempo jam> slow fade
4/ In The Stratosphere (5:30) – drums start> fast tempo jam> sax solo> piano solo> fast jam with drum fills> race to the end> crescendo end
*5/ Farewell Phil Woods (6:43) – piano starts> midtempo jam> sax solo> piano solo> midtempo jam> slow fade on sax solo
6/ Serenade To A Cuckoo (4:50) - midtempo jam> piano solo> sax solo> bass solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
**7/ Jitterbug Waltz (9:58) – drums/bass start> fast tempo piano trio jam> piano solo> bass solo> uptempo jam> piano solo rocks> drum solo> uptempo jam swings back to fast and mellows> slow fade
*8/ Gemini (6:16) – piano starts> uptempo jam with flute> piano solo> uptempo jam with drum fills> crescendo end
**9/ Dracula (5:07) – sax starts> uptempo jam> sax solo> sizzling piano solo> drum solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end
10/ For The Love Of Life (5:16) – sax starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> midtempo jam> slow fade
**11/ Inner Urge (6:17) – drums start> uptempo jam> piano solo> uptempo jam> drum solo> crescendo end

Track Listing
1.Gratitude 6.Serenade To A Cuckoo
2.Bop Lives 7.Jitterbug Waltz
3.Hazy Moon 8.Gemini
4.In The Stratosphere 9.Dracula
5.Farewell Phil Woods 10.For The Love Of Life
 11.Inner Urge