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Lewis, James Brandon / Divine Travels
Album:Divine Travels Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lewis, James Brandon Added:Feb 2014

A-File Activity
Add Date:2014-02-21 Pull Date:2014-04-25 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Apr 27Apr 20Apr 13Apr 6Mar 30Mar 23Mar 16Mar 9

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4.Apr 17, 2014:Rebop
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2.Apr 21, 2014:Box of Chocolates
5.Apr 10, 2014:Rebop
3.Apr 19, 2014:Music Casserole
The Preacher's Baptist Beat
6.Apr 05, 2014:Music Casserole
No Wooden Nickels

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-03-06 
OKeh, 2014

FREE JAZZ – It’s rare to hear a free-jazz record on a major label, but saxophonist Lewis shows why he made the cut with this bluesy, fully accessible, yet artistically strong release. His sharply-etched tenor leads a top-notch trio with William Parker on bass and Gerald Cleaver on drums. Two tracks (4,9) add spoken word (all FCC clean).

Try any track! Fo’s Picks: 1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 (2,3)

1. 4:47 – calm meditation, mostly sax & bass with drums joining later
2. 7:05 – lopsided circular riffing and slight variations over edgy rhythm
3. 7:49 – a fractured stroll, sax phrases leave lots of room for the bass
4. 4:01 – mopey trio with silky-voiced poetry about the black church
5. 11:26 – blends two old spirituals: deep, powerful, with gathering energy & strong trio interplay
6. 7:42 – great drums envelop wandering sax, settles into a brisk drive
7. 7:02 – meandering trio picks up steam; earthy texture, excellent bass
8. 3:55 – steady rolling rhythmic groove, feels like a traveling song
9. 9:02 – oddly fragmented poem at start & end; trio percolates and shuffles
10. 4:29 – sinuous sax line and a sideways-slinking rhythm, opens up

[ Fo ] – 28 February 2014

Track Listing
1.Divine 6.A Gathering Of Souls
2.Desensitized 7.Enclosed
3.Tradition 8.No Wooden Nickels
4.The Preacher's Baptist Beat 9.Organized Minorities
5.Wading Child In The Motherless Water 10.Travels