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Ledonne, Mike Trio / Speak
Album:Speak Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ledonne, Mike Trio Added:08/2013
Label:Cellar Live 

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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2013-08-08 
MIKE LeDONNE TRIO: Speak
Cellar Live, 2013

MAINSTREAM JAZZ – Live set from a solid piano trio, straight-up but with a forceful approach and a lot of old-school soul. Some small-club ambiance peeks through on occasion, but it’s a very clean recording with an “immediate” feel.

Fo’s Picks: 3, 4, 5, 8, 9

1. 5:36 – repetitive intro/theme; piano dives & scrambles over driving drums
2. 3:29 – sweet ballad, first two minutes solo piano; hangs off a simple motif
3. 4:44 – upbeat strut with an Ahmad Jamal riff-based feel, rides steady
4. 5:38 – relaxed, smoky ballad: piano wanders off in unexpected arcs
5. 8:27 – dark soul-jazz drive: piano covers lots of ground but holds the groove
6. 6:40 – snappy soul strut: catchy melody but piano gets knotty in middle
7. 5:58 – standard ballad & stroll with a shuffling, odd-meter rhythm
8. 5:11 – postbop at a breakneck tempo: LeDonne channels McCoy Tyner
9. 5:18 – supercool blue swinger, lengthy bass solo in the middle

[ Fo ] - 8 August 2013

Track Listing
1.Suite Mary, Part I: Speak 5.Suite Mary, Part V: Little M
2.Suite Mary, Part Ii: Listen 6.What You Say Dr. J
3.Suite Mary, Part Iii: Play 7.I Loves You Porgy
4.Suite Mary, Part Iv: I Will Always Love You 8.Blues For Mccoy
 9.Bleecker Street Theme