Brown, Ari / Groove Awakening
Album:Groove Awakening Collection:Jazz
Artist:Brown, Ari Added:Mar 2014
Label:Delmark Records 

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Add Date:2014-03-07 Pull Date:2014-05-09 Charts:Jazz
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Recent Airplay
1.Oct 26, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
Wayne's Trane
4.May 08, 2014:Rebop
2.Jul 15, 2016:Rebop
Veda's Dance
5.May 01, 2014:Rebop
In A Sentimental Mood
3.May 09, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
In A Sentimental Mood
6.Apr 25, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum
In A Sentimental Mood

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-03-06 
ARI BROWN: Groove Awakening
Delmark, 2014

POSTBOP – Veteran Chicago saxophonist Brown leads his long-running quintet through a set of soulful strolls and tasty 1970s-style grooves. Brown’s punchy tone is equally at home in avant-garde or straightahead settings, and this disc is mostly in the latter camp (although he does blow on two saxes simultaneously from time to time, or may bust a twisted growl out of nowhere). Some good stuff here!

Fo’s Picks: 3, 4, 5, 6, 8

1. 5:20 – straightforward medium-tempo swinger, a snappy walk
2. 5:03 – bass riff sets up jaunty groove; heats up gradually, duo-sax blowing
3. 11:06 – sweet, soulful stroll, really nice… gets briefly hot in the middle
4. 8:42 – catchy midtempo melody, solos twist & turn over solid rhythm
5. 8:26 – reggae version of a Coltrane tune! a bit odd, but solos are cool
6. 10:06 – relaxed Ellington ballad: has friendly openness, fine sax, bass solo
7. 4:08 – waltzing in the big-city streets, nice piano break here
8. 8:39 – snappy strut, oblique melody, sax works out over a tough groove
9. 3:57 – lovely spiritual ballad for piano & soprano sax

[ Fo ] - 6 March 2014

Track Listing
1.One For Ken 5.Lonnie's Lament
2.Groove Awakening 6.In A Sentimental Mood
3.Enka 7.3bop 4 Mal
4.Veda's Dance 8.Wayne's Trane
 9.Give Thanks (Song For Gerri)