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Hurst, Robert / Bob: A Palindrome
Album:Bob: A Palindrome Collection:Jazz
Artist:Hurst, Robert Added:Mar 2013

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Add Date:2013-03-24 Pull Date:2013-05-27 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 26May 19May 12May 5Apr 28Apr 21Apr 14Apr 7

 Recent Airplay
1.May 11, 2015:Clean Copper Radio
Indiscreet In Da Street
4.Oct 11, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
Picked From Nick
2.Oct 03, 2014:Rebop
3 For Lawrence
5.Aug 09, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
Middle Passage Suite: 3 - For Those Of Us Still Here
3.Jan 03, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum: Remembering 2013
Big Queen
6.May 22, 2013:Green Copper Radio
Big Queen

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-03-20 
ROBERT HURST: BoB: A Palindrome
Bebob, 2013

POSTBOP – Excellent, deep-running music from a top bassist leading an all-star septet. These tunes all have a balance of dark atmosphere and forceful rhythm, with the kind of unforced cohesion that only the best bands can really pull off. Sometimes heavy, often funky, all great.

Robert Hurst : bass
Marcus Belgrave : trumpet, flugelhorn
Branford Marsalis : saxophones
Bennie Maupin : flute, bass clarinet, saxophones
Robert Glasper : piano, Rhodes
Jeff "Tain" Watts : drums
Adam Rudolph : percussion

All excellent! Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 3, 6, 7, 9

Tracks 5-7 are a suite but can be played separately.

1. 7:20 – brisk, dusky waltz with flute: solos (including bowed bass) really sing
2. 4:16 – dark, sneaky stroll: very cool electric piano, trumpet & soprano sax
3. 8:25 – perky midtempo glide with a latin touch; sax really turns up the heat
4. 6:37 – rolling drums set up a cool, bluesy drag: sax and piano solos unfurl
5. 1:38 – shrouded in mist: dark, creaky drone and atmospheric percussion
6. 7:15 – slow, exotic elegy with brooding melody, African rhythm, soft flute
7. 12:56 – deep solo bass, striding post-bop blues, a fiery sax duet pulls it forward most of the way, then it ends in chaos
8. 7:51 – relaxed and very soulful with tinkly keyboard and slinky latin rhythm
9. 5:55 – uptempo, angular modern-bop, quick-walking bass & peppy drums
10. 6:28 – streetwise jamming, everybody’s conversing

[ Fo ] - 20 March 2013

Track Listing
1.3 For Lawrence 6.Middle Passage Suite: 2 - For Those Of Us That Didn't Make It
2.Picked From Nick 7.Middle Passage Suite: 3 - For Those Of Us Still Here
3.Big Queen 8.Little Queen
4.Tigers On Venus 9.Indiscreet In Da Street
5.Middle Passage Suite: 1 - For Those Of Us Who Made It 10.Jamming (Ichabad)