Greene, Jimmy / While Looking Up
Album:While Looking Up Collection:Jazz
Artist:Greene, Jimmy Added:Apr 2020
Label:Mack Avenue 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-04-06 
Reviewed: 2020—04-06
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Saxophonist Greene returns with another stellar set of beautifully evoked covers with a fluid & talented group of sidemen. Every track has something special to say.
If You Like: Sonny Rollins, Eddie “Lockjaw” Davis, Lou Donaldson
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ So In Love (7:26) – sax starts> gorgeous midtempo jam builds to uptempo> fade
*2/ No Words (7:28) – bass starts> hesitating slow tempo jam> slow fade
*3/ Always There (5:06) – guitar starts> uptempo jam builds to frenetic fast tempo> crescendo end
4/ April 4th (6:31) – sax starts> slow tempo jam builds to midtempo> slow fade
*5/ Good Morning Heartache (7:40) – sax starts> slow trio jam> slow fade
**6/ Overreaction (6:41) – drums start> uptempo jam> quick stop
7/ Steadfast (5:35) – piano starts> slow tempo jam builds to midtempo> fade
**8/ I Wanna Dance With Someone (Who Loves Me) (7:27) – piano starts> beautiful slow tempo jam> slow fade
*9/ While Looking Up (6:59) – piano starts> midtempo jam swings uptempo> fade
10/ Simple Prayer (7:11) – drums start> midtempo jam builds to uptempo> crescendo end

Track Listing
1.So in Love 6.Overreaction
2.No Words 7.Steadfast
3.Aleays There 8.I Wanna Dance With Somebody (Who Loves Me)
4.April 4th 9.While Looking Up
5.Good Morning Heartache 10.Simple Prayer