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Blade, Brian / Fellowship Band / Landmarks
Album:Landmarks Collection:Jazz
Artist:Blade, Brian / Fellowship Band Added:05/2014
Label:Blue Note 

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Add Date:2014-05-16 Pull Date:2014-07-18 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Reviewed 2014-05-18 
Blue Note, 2014

MODERN JAZZ – Drummer Brian Blade has always favored a subtle, even poetic sound instead of the hard bashing that marks so many percussion-led groups. The material here is emotionally based, mostly tender and introspective, but with striking moments of dark strength.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 6, 7, 8

1. 0:56 – strange mellotron solo, circular melody sounds like its melting
2. 8:23 – meditative duo intro, then gentle flight with soprano sax, strong piano
3. 1:04 – mellow, atmospheric interlude
4. 11:38 – starts out ominous yet folksy, resolute middle section with spirited, oblique sax solo, drops back to calm, ends in darkness
5. 1:52 – reverent old folk song, slow, with droning pump organ
6. 5:40 – heroic theme over martial drums, a hint of Native American influence in the beat and searing sax cry, soars skyward, drops back to earth
7. 4:07 – bass clarinet opens a melancholy ballad / quiet march
8. 13:22 – rises from sadness to yearning with uplifting soprano sax & piano, bluesy guitar solo adds bite to middle, ends in calm reflection
9. 4:01 – relaxed, tender ballad: floats slowly downstream, rises and falls
10. 2:22 – an easygoing, optimistic song

[ Fo ] - 18 May 2014

Track Listing
1.Down River 6.He Died Fighting
2.Landmarks 7.Friends Call Her Dot
3.State Lines 8.Farewell Bluebird
4.Ark.La.Tex 9.Bonnie Be Good
5.Shenandoah 10.Embers