Gwinnell, Scott / Cass Corridor Story
Album: Cass Corridor Story   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gwinnell, Scott   Added:Aug 2013
Label:Mack Avenue  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2013-08-25 Pull Date: 2013-10-27 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 1
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 08, 2016: Rebop
Iii. Legacy
2. Aug 30, 2013: No Cover, No Minimum
Iii. Legacy

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-08-22
Lively bop suite for 6 parts, a tribute to the Cass Corridor neighborhood of Detroit, a neighborhood of both crime and artistic vibrancy. Composer/pianist Gwinnell has assembled a strong band and gives each a chance to shine. Tight arrangements, solid playing, sophisticated compositions. A rich and layered release. Great stuff.

1. Too short, dramatic and strong. W/rich layers.
*2. Instant energy to this hard bop drive w/great work from all.
*3. Another great hard bop track, this one swinging and full of energy w/a nod to Charlie Parker’s “Confirmation.”
4. Slow and melodic with an air of sad reflection. Nicely fluid.
*5. Upbeat swing w/nicely percussive horns & solid keys.
6. Starts slow & quiet, picks up, slows down. Coolly cinematic.
*7. Bright, energetic bop w/great layers of horns, keys, perc.Good solos
*8. Complex composition that mixes bop w/free jazz. Mostly mid.
9. Suite over. A warm ballad w/tight solos from all.
10. Midtempo swing w/solid work from all, esp the sax.
11. Slow and dreamy. Gwinnells’s piano shines.

Track Listing
1. I. Introduction   6. Vi. Patience
2. Ii. Spark   7. Vii. Optimism
3. Iii. Legacy   8. Viii. Duality
4. Iv. Pain   9. Kind Eyes
5. V. Guile   10. Off Set
  11. Blame It On My Youth