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Diehl, Aaron / Bespoke Man's Narrative, The
Album:Bespoke Man's Narrative, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Diehl, Aaron Added:05/2013
Label:Mack Avenue 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-05-13 Pull Date:2013-07-15 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:14 Jul16 Jun9 Jun2 Jun26 May19 May

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 06, 2022:No Cover, No Minimum (rebroadcast from Nov 23, 2017)
Generation Y
4.Jul 13, 2013:Music Casserole
Le Tombeau De Couperin [Iii. Forlane]
2.Nov 23, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
Generation Y
5.Jun 14, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
3.Jul 18, 2013:Rebop
Generation Y
6.Jun 13, 2013:Rebop

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-05-12 
AARON DIEHL: The Bespoke Man’s Narrative
Mack Avenue, 2013

CLASSIC JAZZ – Stylish elegance is the name of the game here, with a configuration and approach that owe a lot to the old Modern Jazz Quartet: piano, vibraphone, bass, drums in a thoroughly bop-oriented and high-class approach. The band is so confident, so spot-on and comfortable and timeless that it’s kind of a shock to realize how young they are (Diehl is 26). They really do sound like old masters. Fine stuff.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 4, 6, 7

1. 1:59 – a classy, uptown theme; lovely piano/vibe mix… fades out
2. 6:55 – ritzy intro, but then it cooks: mostly driving bop for vibes, piano solos
3. 7:44 – pensive, soulful tune with nice ensemble sound & some tasty drums
4. 7:03 – standard dances oh-so lightly; bass & drums have lots to do here
5. 6:39 – Ellington ballad, slow & very tender: mostly piano, just a hint of bass
6. 5:35 – sly, good-natured little swinger, nice piano/vibes interplay
7. 5:41 – speedy current slips in and out of a cute strut; fine fast piano work!
8. 10:55 – trio: classical (Ravel) piece reimagined: piano flies high above lightly dancing rhythm
9. 8:20 – standard: melodramatic intro settles into a nice ballad, modernist end
10. 3:04 – fade in, picks up where #1 left off: relaxed sashay builds to big end

[ Fo ] - 12 May 2013

Track Listing
1.Prologue 6.The Cylinder
2.Generation Y 7.Stop And Go
3.Blue Nude 8.Le Tombeau De Couperin [Iii. Forlane]
4.Moonlight In Vermont 9.Bess, You Is My Woman Now
5.Single Petal Of A Rose 10.Epilogue