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Hum, Peter / Ordinary Heroes
Album:Ordinary Heroes Collection:Jazz
Artist:Hum, Peter Added:03/2020
Label:Self Release 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-03-27 
Reviewed: 2020—03-27
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Pianist Hum leads a tight sextet through a spirited set of modern jazz with elements of fusion. All originals.
If You Like: Chick Corea, Herbie Hancock, Bill Connors
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Crises And Reckoning (5 :23) – piano starts slow, swings into midtempo jam with shifting tempos> fade
2/ Cassandra (6: 33) – electric piano/guitar start> mellow midtempo jam> fade
**3/ Fake News Blues (6:44) – piano starts> swinging uptempo jam> crescendo end
*4/ Nebulous Compensation (7:47) – guitar starts> midtempo jam> fade
5/ Rabble Rouser (10:45) – drums/bass starts> brassy uptempo jam> cresecendo end
*6/ Embers (5:32) – electric piano starts> slow tempo jam builds to midtempo> slows to fade
7/ Tears For The Innocent (5:36) – piano starts> midtempo jam> slow fade
8/ Spare Hearts (9:29) – electric piano starts> mellow midtempo jam> crescendo end
*9/ Safe Passage (9:56) – guitar starts> mellow midtempo jam swings uptempo> slow fade
10/ Ordinary Heroes (5:05) – piano starts> midtempo jam> crescendo end

Track Listing
1.Crises and Reckonings 6.Embers
2.Cassandra 7.Tears for the Innocent
3.Fake News Blues 8.Spare Hearts
4.Nebulous Compensation 9.Safe Passage
5.Rabble Rouser 10.Ordinary Heroes