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Tinnin, Shirazette / Humility: Purity Of My Soul
Album:Humility: Purity Of My Soul Collection:Review Shelf
Artist:Tinnin, Shirazette Added:08/2014
Label:Hot Tone Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-03-27 Pull Date:2015-05-29 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:31 May24 May17 May10 May3 May26 Apr19 Apr12 Apr

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Album Review
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Reviewed 2015-03-26 
Drummer/composer Shirazette Tinnin’s debut album displays much versatility and many influences. With a mix of acoustic and electric numbers, this music is high energy She mixes up her ensemble frequently, choosing from 2 pianists, 2 saxophonists (frequently Camille Thurman, whose album recently hit the a-file), a guitarist, 4 bassists, and a couple singers. All compositions are Tinnin’s, but #2 by McCoy Tyner & #6 by Eddie Harris.

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1 ** Very fast. Tenor leads most of the way, piano takes it out. (6:31)
2 ** Mid-fast, slow, very fast. Sax & piano trade off sections. Exuberant, strong. (8:01)
3 Slow. shimmering intro—piano like a harp plus rolling cymbals; then a piano rhapsody with drums. (5:04)
4 * Mid-tempo. Early Return to Forever-ish, complete with Flora Purim-like vocal. (5:23)
5 Slow. Classic jazz pop vocal with electric piano accompaniment. Not much to it. (5:05)
6 Mid-slow. Funky & fusiony. Nice interplay b/t elec piano, gtr, sax, drums. Less thrilling than Harris’ original. (5:49)
7 Mid-slow. Gentle ballad featuring tenor sax and piano. (4:41)
8 Mid-tempo. Pleasant and happy background music. A bit too “smooth”. (5:43)
9 ** Mid-tempo. Elegant and snappy. Good electric guitar and piano. (3:59)

Track Listing
1.Her Powerful Locs 5.Jazzmine
2.Passion Dance 6.Freedom Jazz Dance
3.God's Lullaby 7.Aunt Sissy
4.The Warmest Season 8.My Human Condition
 9.Inner Frustration