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Paster, Bennett / Relentless Pursuit Of The Beautiful
Album:Relentless Pursuit Of The Beautiful Collection:Jazz
Artist:Paster, Bennett Added:03/2013
Label:Self-Release 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-05-27 Pull Date:2013-07-29 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:28 Jul7 Jul16 Jun9 Jun2 Jun
Airplays:11232

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 02, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
Scraper
4.Jun 14, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
Scraper
2.Jul 25, 2013:Rebop
Bash Into Spring
5.Jun 13, 2013:Rebop
Bash Into Spring
3.Jul 04, 2013:Rebop
Bash Into Spring
6.Jun 08, 2013:some voices aloud
Endgame, Scraper

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2013-05-22 
MAINSTREAM JAZZ. A solid group led by pianist, composer, producer Ben Paster plays approachable, contemporary instrumental jazz. Trumpet & tenor sax trade lead most of the time. Piano steps in during the bridge now and then. Bass and drums provide the rhythm.

All instrumental. No FCC issues.

1 * Mid-tempo, easy going toe tapper. Trumpet, piano, sax each take nice long melodic leads. (7:24)
2 Slow, mellow improve. Pleasant, but at this length, gets a bit dreary. (9:20)
3 ** Mid-fast (mostly). Peppy & complex. Excellent ensemble playing. Good bop-ish sax lead. (8:09)
4 Slow piano intro. Once band enters it gathers tempo & force, but never gets very interesting. (7:00)
5 * Mid-slow. Alternating verse & refrain structure. A “cool” 60s movie-theme sound. (7:25)
6 Very slow, late night ballad. A rare bass lead. (6:21)
7 * Fast. Upbeat & exuberant. Good tight playing all ‘round. Strong trumpet, sax, piano solos. (8:15)
8 ** Fast. Most powerful, muscular track. Hard drumming. Breaks mold w more of a challenge. (3:44)
9 * Mid-slow. Mostly group playing. Melodic. Sax & trumpet in unison; shimmer on cymbals. (10:05)

Track Listing
1.A Penny For Kenny 5.Suspicious Fishes And Quiches
2.Homecoming 6.Once Astray
3.Scraper 7.Lewinparie
4.Harmonia Mundi 8.Endgame
 9.Bash Into Spring