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Jones, Darius Quartet / Book Of Mae'bul (Another Kind Of Sunrise)
Album:Book Of Mae'bul (Another Kind Of Sunrise) Collection:Jazz
Artist:Jones, Darius Quartet Added:04/2012
Label:Aum Fidelity 

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Add Date:2012-04-29 Pull Date:2012-07-01 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:17 Jun27 May20 May13 May6 May
Airplays:11211

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2.Jun 12, 2012:Rebop
My Baby
5.May 15, 2012:Rebop
The Fagley Blues
3.May 22, 2012:Rebop
My Baby
6.May 08, 2012:Rebop
The Enjoli Moon

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2012-04-29 
DARIUS JONES QUARTET: The Book of Mæ’bul
AUM Fidelity, 2012

AVANT-MODERN JAZZ – This is the third release by Jones, a highly creative alto saxophonist whose compositions describe elements from an elaborate fictional/autobiographical world. Love and beauty are the themes here, so the overall sound is heartfelt and approachable but the details are complex and challenging. Jones’ sax has a hard, sharply-cut edge even in tender moments, and can build to a piercing scream, while his band combines softer emotions in amorphous shapes.

All tracks interesting. Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 3, 5

1. 6:50 – simple theme falls into lopsided piano solo, loud wailing sax
2. 5:43 – odd theme staggers forward, very angular sax & piano lines
3. 4:22 – upbeat bizarro-bop tries to drift but sax pulls it back, piano spins
4. 7:38 – sluggish intro, piano lines unspool, briefly upbeat, then ballad sax
5. 8:45 – steps carefully over ominous ground, good solos all around
6. 7:39 – confident stride drops into abstract solo bass, then a calm ballad
7. 8:00 – melancholy ballad, relatively straightforward with lovely solos
8. 6:48 – a pained march falls into the void… quiet improv floats away

[ Fo ] - April 2012

Track Listing
1.The Enjoli Moon 5.My Baby
2.The Fagley Blues 6.You Have Me Seeing Red
3.Winkie 7.So Sad
4.Be Patient With Me 8.Roosevelt