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Genovese, Leo / Seeds
Album:Seeds Collection:Jazz
Artist:Genovese, Leo Added:09/2013
Label:Palmetto Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-09-15 Pull Date:2013-11-17 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:10 Nov3 Nov27 Oct20 Oct13 Oct6 Oct29 Sep22 Sep

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 05, 2014:Rebop
Father Of Spectralism
4.Nov 09, 2013:Music Casserole
Chromatic Hymn
2.Dec 12, 2013:Rebop
Father Of Spectralism
5.Nov 08, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
Let's Get High
3.Nov 21, 2013:Rebop
Father Of Spectralism
6.Nov 07, 2013:Rebop
Chromatic Hymn

Album Review
Reviewed 2013-09-15 
Palmetto, 2013

STRANGE JAZZ – What a ride! Argentine pianist Genovese brings a big bag of tricks to this CD, switching madly between a range of keyboard instruments, mixing up fusion, free-form, space-pop and postbop in a swirling stew. His band, “the Chromatic Gauchos,” keeps up with each crazy step. Star bassist Esperanza Spalding is here too, but only on vocals (often without words). A very impressive album.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, 9, 11

1. 4:09 – mysterious jumble settles into a strange sidelong creep…
2. 7:03 – forceful acoustic quartet: sax/piano fly down the line, speedy drums
3. 2:33 – neo-fusion: chopped up start, then swirls w/wailing sax & fast drums
4. 3:57 – upbeat hopping bop with oddball unison theme, spinning lines
5. 2:03 – solo piano, dark and emotive
6. 10:19 – channeling Wayne Shorter: adventurous, churning fusion with saxes pulling the rest forward through weird rooms, wordless vox
7. 4:36 – fractured spiral, falls into synth swirl, marches through plastic land
8. 3:38 – chugging trio: parallel piano lines inside a thick beat, false ending!
9. 2:19 – brief acoustic quartet flare-up, sax burns brightly and gets out
10. 8:25 – different band, full vocal: very mysterious melody, then dark and rock-like with wild sax breaks, churns ominously towards the end
11. 9:26 – lightly rolling fusion groove with Genovese on 7 instruments; gets silly once he starts playing them all at once, but it’s fun too

[ Fo ] - 15 September 2013

Track Listing
1.Pph 6.Letter From Wayne
2.Father Of Spectralism 7.A Minor Complex
3.Left Hand Words 8.Let's Get High
4.Our Historic Future 9.Posterior Mode
5.Los Ejes De Mi Carreta 10.Portuguese Mirror
 11.Chromatic Hymn