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Santoro, Georgia and Pat Battstone / Dream Notes
Album:Dream Notes Collection:Jazz
Artist:Santoro, Georgia and Pat Battstone Added:03/2020
Label:Leo Records 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-03-23 
Reviewed: 2020—03-23
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: surprising series of ethereal dreamscapes performed with only two instruments. Flautist Santoro uses a variety of flutes & adds voice & electronic elements. All pieces were inspired by the artwork contained in the booklet
If You Like: Nicole Mitchell, Claire Chase, Paul Bley
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ L’Albero Dell’Incantatore (6:08) – flute starts> slow ethereal jam> crescendo end
**2/ The Forest Within (Part 1) (5:37) – flute starts> slow ominous jam builds into uptempo> slows to fade
*3/ The Forest Within (Part 2) (2:46) – flute starts> slow tempo jam builds into uptempo off-kilter> fade
**4/ Beyond The Riverbanks (5:29) – piano starts> slow tempo jam builds to midtempo with a Japanese vibe> quick fade
5/ Attraverso I Rami (5:21) – flute starts> slow tempo haunting jam builds to midtempo> fade
*6/ The Flowers Of Benten (6:46) – piano starts> slow tempo jam builds to fast tempo, slows, then pops back up & fades
**7/ Window Into The Night (Part 1) (4:15)– mouth harp starts> slow tempo ominous jam slowly builds in tempo & volume> slows to fade
*8/ Window Into The Night (Part 2) (7:38) – piano starts> hesitant midtempo jam builds to uptempo> slow fade
9/ Blue/Ocean Of Hearts (5:13) – piano starts> pleasant midtempo jam builds in volume> fade
**10/ The Mist Of Morning Water (3:19) – piano starts with heavy chords> flute darts in & out> hesitant slow tempo jam swings into uptempo off-kilter jam> quick stop
*11/ Song Of Daphne (4:54) – piano starts> slow haunting jam with ethereal voice builds in volume & tempo> crescendo> flute leads into slow tempo jam> slow fade

Track Listing
1.L'albero Dell'incantatore 6.The Flowers of Benten
2.The Forest Within (Part 1) 7.Window Into the Night (Part 1)
3.The Forest Within (Part 2) 8.Window Into the Night (Part 2)
4.Beyond the River Banks 9.Blue/ocean of Hearts
5.Attraverso I Rami 10.The Mist of Morning Waters
 11.Song of Daphne