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Bernard, Will / Just Like Downtown
Album:Just Like Downtown Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bernard, Will Added:09/2013
Label:Posi-Tone 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2013-11-07 Pull Date:2014-01-09 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:29 Dec22 Dec15 Dec8 Dec1 Dec24 Nov17 Nov10 Nov
Airplays:11213132

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 16, 2014:Rebop
Go West
4.Dec 13, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
Route 46
2.Dec 24, 2013:Pumping Iron / Winter Solstice Cooldown
Go West
5.Dec 12, 2013:Rebop
Go West
3.Dec 19, 2013:Rebop
Route 46, Bali Hai
6.Dec 05, 2013:Rebop
Dime Store Thriller

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2013-11-03 
WILL BERNARD: Just Like Downtown
Posi-Tone, 2013

MODERNIZED SOUL-JAZZ – Nice little guitar-organ-sax-drums combo puts a updated spin on a classic sound. Bernard’s classic guitar and John Ellis’s earthy sax/clarinet make a solid connection, whether they’re bopping away or staying low & bluesy. Brian Charrette keeps it simple on organ, and drummer Rudy Royston finds a tasty midpoint between bashing & gently nudging things along. A very appealing disc!

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 4, 7, 8

1. 4:51 – cool-toned, greasy midtempo groover, very fine guitar/sax play
2. 5:38 – lazy & slinky, with an easygoing bounce, a fun li’l ditty
3. 5:19 – uptempo bop burner: sax jumps, guitar & organ glide smoothly
4. 4:45 – Zeppelin cover! cheesy but in a good way: a groovy retro sound
5. 5:23 – relaxed, introspective ballad: calm and casual w/bass clarinet
6. 5:24 – jumpy modern-bop: twitchy repetitive riff under spiky solos
7. 6:23 – unrecognizable show tune: hopscotch riff, island guitar, bass clarinet
8. 5:16 – speedy “four on six” riff sets up some upbeat, tasty solos
9. 2:25 – relaxed, folksy meditation… wanders through interesting changes

[ Fo ] - 3 November 2013

Track Listing
1.Dime Store Thriller 5.Little Hand
2.Go West 6.Safety In Numbers
3.Sweet Spot 7.Bali Hai
4.Dancing Days 8.Route 46
 9.P.M. Gone