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Etkin, Oran / Gathering Light
Album:Gathering Light Collection:Jazz
Artist:Etkin, Oran Added:May 2014
Label:Motema Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2014-05-09 Pull Date:2014-07-11 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jul 13Jul 6Jun 22Jun 15Jun 8Jun 1May 25May 18

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 01, 2014:Rebop
Scattering Light
4.Jun 20, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum: Farewell, Horace Silver
Takeda (Homesick Blues)
2.Jul 11, 2014:Rebop
Guangzhou Taxi, Distant Sounds Of Change, Der Gasn Nign (Street Song)
5.Jun 19, 2014:Rebop
Taxi Dance
3.Jul 05, 2014:Music Casserole
Gambang Suling
6.Jun 13, 2014:No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-05-08 
ORAN ETKIN: Gathering Light
Motéma, 2014

WORLD JAZZ – Clarinetist Oran Etkin forges modern jazz from global sources—East Asia, Israel, New Orleans—leading a very fine quintet that balances a low, earthy tone and compelling rhythms with bright, forceful solos and occasional flights into wild abandon.

All tracks good. Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 6, 7, 9, 12

1. 3:06 – percolating rhythm, mysterious Indonesian melody, clarinet wails
2. 4:48 – upbeat, rolling, elusive melody: clarinet & guitar solos both get spiky
3. 4:21 – calm, melancholy Israeli song: just clarinet/bass/drums
4. 7:30 – quietly bubbling duo intro, then striding quintet w/excellent interplay
5. 4:52 – gentle ballad from trad Japanese melody, sad/bluesy feel, perks up
6. 3:16 – silly clarinet/bass duet, hops and squeaks thru off-kilter melody
7. 5:43 – relaxed and bluesy: tenor sax leads, guitar adds rich commentary
8. 5:26 – playful stroll turns wild: sneaky clarinet winds thru bashing drums
9. 5:34 – trio: heavy intro, then quiet Yiddish melody with a bluesy feel
10. 1:10 – slow marching interlude: sax/bass/drums
11. 6:21 – lively intro slides into strangeness, trippy guitar, wild clarinet
12. 3:46 – trio: old standard feels exotic with loose clarinet/bass/drums

[ Fo ] - 8 May 2014

Track Listing
1.Gambang Suling 7.Scattering Light
2.Taxi Dance 8.Tony's Dance
3.Shirim Ad Kan 9.Der Gasn Nign (Street Song)
4.Gratitude 10.Distant Sounds Of Change
5.Takeda (Homesick Blues) 11.Guangzhou Taxi
6.All I Really Want To Do Is Dance! 12.When It's Sleepy Time Down South