Zookeeper Online

Find It!
Classic Search
Recent Reviews
A-File
DJ Zone!
Playlists by Date
Airplay Charts
Submit Music
Brown, Jennie Oh / Giantess
Album:Giantess Collection:Classical
Artist:Brown, Jennie Oh Added:03/2020
Label:Innova Recordings 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-03-10 
Reviewed: 2020—03-09
Genre: Classical
FCCs: none
Review: On her second disc as leader, flautist Brown dedicates her work to her two grandmothers. She has beautiful tone throughout and the compositions she performs are first-rate.
If You Like: Jean-Pierre Rampal, Jeanne Baxtresser, Jasmine Choi
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
Birds 0f Paradise
**1/ Sparkling, energetic (4:04) – flute starts> uptempo duet with piano slows to midtempo> fade
*2/ With mystery and awe, slow and flexible (6:00) – flute starts> slow hesitating duet with piano> fade
3/ Brilliant, articulate, propulsive (4:38) – piano starts> fast tempo duet with piano> quick stop> pause> piano starts> slow, plodding piano solo> pause> burst of duet> quick stop
Melodies For Robert
4/ Sing (2:51) - piano starts> slow tempo trio with piano & cello> quick stop
*5/ Listen (7:28) – piano starts> slow tempo trio with piano & cello builds in volume, then subsides> pause> slow flute builds to midtempo trio> pause> slow piano joined for slow trio> slow fade
***6/ Wish Sonatine (12:49) – spoken word poem starts> slow duet with piano builds to midtempo off-kilter, then swings uptempo> quick stop
*7/ Amazing Grace (7:56) – flute starts hesitatingly> slow tempo duet with piano> pause> slow duet> pause> slow fade
*8/ Plea For Peace (5:45) – flute starts> slow quintet with violins, viola, & cello slowly builds in volume> slow fade
***9/ Giantess (10:38) – piano starts hard> midtempo duet with piano slows> pause> slow duet slowly builds to rocking uptempo duet> pause> midtempo duet> slow fade
**10/ Double Espresso (1:54) – flute starts> short fast tempo duet with piano> crescendo end

Track Listing
1.Birds of Paradise - Sparkling, Energetic 6.Wish Sonatine
2.Birds of Paradise - With Mystery and Awe, Slow and Flexible 7.Amazing Grace
3.Birds of Paradise - Brilliant, Articulate, Propulsive 8.Pray for Peace
4.Melodies for Robert - Sing 9.Giantess
5.Melodies for Robert - Listen 10.Double Espresso