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Amrine, Kate / This Is My Letter to the World
Album:This Is My Letter to the World Collection:Jazz
Artist:Amrine, Kate Added:04/2020
Label:Innova Recordings 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-04-16 
Reviewed: 2020—04-15
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Trumpeter Amrine presents a musical feminist manifesto, confronting several political challenges through music combined with spoken word. Check out her explanation of each track in the liner notes.
If You Like: Miles Davis, Rebecca Coupe Franks, Roscoe Mitchell
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ Skin (5:56) – drums start> midtempo spacey jam> slows to slow tempo, then builds back up to uptempo> quick fade
2/ What We Are Doing To Ourselves (4:36) – trumpet starts> slow tempo jam with flute & occasional spoken word> slow drawn out song> crescendo end
3/ Thought And Prayers (6:15) – spoken word with different voices starts, like a news broadcast> trumpet solo joins over the top> quick stop on male spoken voice
*4/ My Body My Choice (2:39) – trumpet starts> slow tempo jam swings uptempo with multiple voices over the top> quick stop on female vocal
5/ Waiting? (4:38) – trumpet starts hesitatingly> slow tempo jam with spoken words interjected> fade
*6/ Close Fight (6:32) – sounds of a boxing match start> bouncy midtempo jam mixed with spoken word recordings chopped up like a rap song> builds to fast tempo> fade & final burst
*7/ Linger (5:49) – bass clarinet starts> slow tempo duet with bass clarinet> fade
8/ I’m Sorry Not Sorry (4:28) – repetitive spoken word starts, punctuated by trumpet, builds in volume> fade
*9/ We Are Women (2:56) – spoken word by female chorus starts> trumpets join> fade> chorus> fade
10/ This Is My Letter To The World (1:29) – trumpet solo with spoken word> fade
*11/ It Wasn’t Something That We Could Control (14:10) – trumpet starts> slow tempo jam with intersecting instruments & spoken & sung vocals> slow fade.

Track Listing
1.Skin 
6.Close Fight
2.What Are We Doing to Ourselves 
7.Linger
3.Thought and Prayers 
8.I'm Sorry Not Sorry
4.My Body My Choice 
9.We Are Women
5.Waiting? 
10.This Is My Letter to the World
 
11.It Wasn't Something That We Could Control