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Divine, Dahi / Element, The
Album:Element, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Divine, Dahi Added:04/2015
Label:Right Direction Publishing 

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Add Date:2015-06-26 Pull Date:2015-08-28 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
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Reviewed 2015-06-21 
MAINSTREAM JAZZ COMBO

An excellent debut release from 22 year old tenor saxophonist Dahi Divine. I enjoyed it from start to finish. Divine is backed by piano, bass & drums on three tracks; add an alto sax to that quartet on two tracks; one has electric piano and singers.

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1 * Mid-fast. Propulsive, energetic piece. Led by tenor sax, except for short piano section midway and a drum solo toward the end. Strong, emotional feel. (10:23)
2 ** Mid-tempo. Good interaction between tenor & alto saxes. Sweetly melodic, especially by alto. A bit of Caribbean syncopation in percussion. Compelling & entertaining. (8:29)
3 *** Very fast. Tenor states a theme briefly; piano leads for ~3 min with hyperkinetic bass & drums. Sax reasserts control forcefully. True to its title, this is killer. (7:53)
4 Mid-slow. Somewhat lethargic. I much preferred the tenor/also interplay in track 2. (7:59)
5 Mid-tempo piano intro. Slows to mushy sweetness with Earth Wind Fire quasi-spiritual symbolism. Vocals are not especially interesting. Seems misplaced on this album. (9:12)
6 * Mid-tempo to fast. Good long leads by tenor sax & especially the piano. (9:32)

Track Listing
1.The Element 4.Night Is Near
2.Love Tap To The Solar Plexus 5.Ajna
3.The Assassin 6.Griot's Tale