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Goodman, Alex / Impressions in Blue and Red
Album:Impressions in Blue and Red Collection:Jazz
Artist:Goodman, Alex Added:03/2020
Label:Outside In Music 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-03-16 
Reviewed: 2020—03-15
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Guitarist Goodman ““Shuns convention while merging disparate forces into a harmonious union.” - Glenn Astarita - All About Jazz
If You Like: David Friesen, Ralph Towner, Jane Ira Bloom, Peter Sprague, Miles Okazaki, Jan Garbarek
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
Side 1 (blue disc)
**1/ No Man’s Land – guitar starts quietly>mellow slow tempo jam builds to uptempo>> quick stop
2/ Blue Space (intro) –midtempo guitar solo morphs into next track
*3/ Blue Space -guitar starts> midtempo jam swings uptempo> quick stop
*4/ Moods – bass/guitar start slow, build to midtempo jam> quick
5/ Space Behind Eugene Boch (intro) - drum/percussion jam morphs into next track
**6/ Space Behind Eugene Boch – sax starts> hesitating uptempo jam slows to midtempo> builds to fast tempo> slow fade
7/ Zen (intro) – bass solo morphs into next track
8/ Zen – bass starts> midtempo meditative jam> slow fade
*9/ Cobalt Blue – guitar starts> fast tempo jam> fade
*10/ Still Life With Skull (intro) – beautiful sax solo morphs into next track
*11/ Still Life With Skull – sax starts> slow tempo jam slowly builds in volume> fade
*12/ I’ll Never Be The Same – mellow midtempo solo> quick fad
DISC 2 (red disc)
**13/ Choose – guitar starts> fast tempo jam builds to a climax> fast jam> crescendo end
* 14/ Circles In A Circle – guitar/cymbals start> midtempo jam with flurries of notes>quick stop
*15/ Impending (intro) –sax solo morphs into next track
*16/ Impending – Rhodes starts> midtempo jam builds in volume & complexity>crescendo & fade
17/ In Heaven Everything Is Fine – guitar starts> midtempo jam> quick fade
**18/ Toys – spacey guitar starts with cascading notes> midtempo jam se=wings uptempo> crescendo end
19/ Occam’s Razor – bass solo
20/ Like A Fire That Consumes All Before It (intro) – bass/guitar duet morphs into next track
21/ Like A Fire That Consumes All Before It – bass/guitar starts> slow tempo jam> fade
22/ E.T. – bass starts> midtempo jam swings uptempo then mellows & builds again>, quick fade
*23/ Sonata No. 12 Adagio (intro) – guitar solo morphs into next track
*24/ Sonata No. 12 Adagio – guitar starts> expansive midtempo jam> crescendo> sow fade
25/ View In Perspective (intro) –drum solo morphs into next track
**26/ View In Perspective – drums start> uptempo jam> crescendo & fade
*27/ If I Loved You – slow guitar solo> fade.

Track Listing
1.(Disc 1) No Man's Land 
14.Circles in a Circle
2.Blue Shade (Intro) 
15.Impending (Intro)
3.Blue Shade 
17.In Heaven Everything Is Fine
5.Space Behind Eugene Boch (Intro) 
6.Space Behind Eugene Boch 
19.Occam's Razor
7.Zen (Intro) 
20.Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It (Intro)
21.Like a Fire That Consumes All Before It
9.Cobalt Blue 
22.E. T.
10.Still Life With Skull (Intro) 
23.Sonata No. 12 Adagio (Intro)
11.Still Life With Skull 
24.Sonata No. 12 Adagio
12.I'll Never Be the Same 
25.View in Perspective (Intro)
13.(Disc 2) Choose 
26.View in Perspective
27.If I Loved You