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Pifher, Jeff & Socrates Trial / Live at Blue Whale
Album:Live at Blue Whale Collection:Jazz
Artist:Pifher, Jeff & Socrates Trial Added:04/2020
Label:Self Release 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-04-20 
Reviewed: 2020—04-20
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Saxophonist Pifher leads an ambitious ensemble of big band & orchestra with elements of fusion. The music combines subtle interplay, exploratory improvisations, & high energy climaxes
If You Like: Gunther Schuller, Charles Mingus Big Band, Roscoe Mitchell Creative Orchestra
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Anthem (14:34) – drums start> soaring midtempo jam builds to uptempo> crescendo end
*2/ Past Realities (13:27) – guitar starts> slow haunting jam builds to uptempo> quick stop
3/ New Guards (5:21) - guitar starts> slow tempo pastoral jam slowly builds in volume> slow fade
*4/ For The Rectitude Of Our Intentions (7:36) – slowly builds in volume, then subsides, ten builds again into sonic uptempo jam> slow fade
5/ Alternate Futures (11:54) – horns start> slow tempo jam slowly builds in volume & subsides, then joined by female vocal> swings uptempo with chorus> slow fade
*6/ The Things Above (9:53) – organ starts> slow tempo jam slowly builds to rocking midtempo, then subsides to fade

Track Listing
1.Anthem 4.For Rectitude of Our Intentions
2.Past Realities 5.Alternate Futures
3.New Guards 6.The Things Up Above