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Gilkes, Marshall / Sound Stories
Album:Sound Stories Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gilkes, Marshall Added:02/2012
Label:Alternate Side 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2012-03-02 Pull Date:2012-05-05 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:29 Apr22 Apr15 Apr8 Apr1 Apr25 Mar18 Mar11 Mar

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 24, 2012:Rebop
4.Apr 03, 2012:Rebop
Anxiety, Part 2
2.Apr 17, 2012:Rebop
Armstrong, Part 1
5.Mar 27, 2012:Rebop
Presence, Part 1
3.Apr 10, 2012:Rebop
First Song
6.Mar 18, 2012:no voices aloud

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-02-26 
Alternate Side, 2012

MODERN JAZZ – Gilkes is a trombonist with a hard-swinging sound and a generally sunny postbop style, his tunes switching easily between warm, flowing lyricism and driving force. He’s got a fine quintet on this CD featuring Donny McCaslin on tenor sax. 1/2, 3/4, and 8/9 are two-part tunes, but they also work OK as separate tracks.

Fo’s Picks: (1/2), 4, 6, 10… maybe (8/9) too

1. 6:32 – brisk postbop drive: sax burns it up, but 2nd half is gentle solo piano
2. 5:35 – part 2… relaxed; trombone gradually rises back to theme from #1
3. 3:44 – reflective/optimistic tune, walking pace: horns converse beautifully
4. 9:59 – upbeat, bustling sound: solos are alternately gentle and forceful
5. 6:41 – lyrical melody with a light, steady pulse and warm, comforting solos
6. 7:40 – jabbing theme; low-key trombone/sax solos each pick up steam
7. 6:54 – aching, bittersweet ballad, turns uplifting: trombone really sings
8. 3:07 – warm late-night flow; piano gets a chance to shine
9. 8:20 – part 2… serious sound, marches into bare emotions, candid solos
10. 6:41 – an upbeat march: rising joy from piano; trombone coasts on air
11. 9:30 – serene start, then dynamic with a hint of latin-jazz, busy horn solos

[ Fo ] - February 2012

Track Listing
1.Presence, Part 1 6.Slashes
2.Presence, Part 2 7.Bare
3.Anxiety, Part 1 8.Armstrong, Part 1
4.Anxiety, Part 2 9.Armstrong, Part 2
5.Downtime 10.First Song