Weiss, David / When Words Fail
Album: When Words Fail   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Weiss, David   Added:Jun 2014
Label:Motema Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2014-06-20 Pull Date: 2014-08-22 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Aug 24 Aug 17 Aug 10 Aug 3 Jul 20 Jul 13 Jun 22
Airplays: 2 2 3 2 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 27, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
White Magic
4. Aug 19, 2014: Jump, Jive, and Jazz
When Words Fail
2. Aug 29, 2014: Rebop
The Intrepid Hub
5. Aug 15, 2014: Rebop
Passage Into Eternity
3. Aug 22, 2014: Rebop
Mj, When Words Fail, The Intrepid Hub
6. Aug 12, 2014: Jump, Jive and Jazz

Album Review
Reviewed 2014-06-17
A snazzy modern hardbop sextet delivering a solid, sophisticated and thoughtful release. Trumpeter/composer/arranger Weiss dedicates this to bassist Dwayne Burno who passed away just a week after this was recorded. In many ways this disc revolves around the theme of loss. (Read the notes for insight into what inspired the recording.) But this is not a depressing

*1. Bright uptempo bop with great horn trills and strident percussion.
2. Warm, starts lowkey but picks up. Some cool interplays.
3. Relaxed w/horn & perc alternating interplay with counterpoint.
*4. Slow, then fast & furious. Great showcase for alto sax. Yow!
*5. Fast and complex showcase for the band. Great composition.
6. Relaxed, reflective, meandering track w/some nice horn work
7. Starts slow, picks up speed and power. Nicely unpredictable.
*8. Mid/uptempo with an interesting sense of both loss and hope.

Track Listing
1. The Intrepid Hub   5. White Magic
2. When Words Fail   6. Loss
3. Mj   7. Lullaby For A Lonely Child
4. Wayward   8. Passage Into Eternity