Cohen, Lorin / Home
Album:Home Collection:Jazz
Artist:Cohen, Lorin Added:Jun 2015
Label:Origin Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2015-06-26 Pull Date:2015-08-28 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Aug 30Aug 23Aug 16Aug 9Aug 2Jul 26Jul 19Jul 12

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 24, 2022:Rebop (rebroadcast from Aug 7, 2015)
The Hero's Journey
4.Aug 28, 2015:Rebop
Finding Center
2.Jul 10, 2021:Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Aug 22, 2015)
5.Aug 23, 2015:Septagonal Banana
3.May 15, 2021:Rebroadcast: Music Casserole
The Sweetest Soul (For My Father)
6.Aug 22, 2015:Music Casserole

Album Review
Reviewed 2015-06-27 
– General Description: Mallet instruments are the main focus for all these compositions. Harmonica, vibraphone, steel pan over bass, piano and percussion/drums. Caribbean and blues influences with a sharpness and shine gathered up from the jazz of Chicago and NYC. Nice and noisy; a thick sound tapestry that needs your attention if you're going to enjoy it. So sit back and listen well. You'll be glad you did.
– FCC Compliant: YES
– Recommended Tracks: 5, 6
– Track Reviews:
1. (5:33) Crossings - very NYC feel; experimental, block chords, lots of percussion then bass solo and vibraphone
2. (8:33) Always in My Heart - Caribbean feel; harmonica opens and carries the main melody, then steel pan, then everyone ambling along
3. (7:45) Finding Center - NYC feel; more upbeat with fast vibraphone taking center stage, mishmash of ideas
4. (7:24) Anthem - NYC feel; very upbeat, vibraphone again shines the most, dramatic ending followed by 12 seconds of silence
5. ****(4:37) The Sweetest Soul (For My Father) - moving; bowed bass with velvety steel pan and piano
6. ***(6:06) Saudade - Caribbean feel; you are in the islands
7. (6:27) The Hero's Journey - fast and bright NYC feel; again with vibraphone in charge, long drum solo with block chords driving it
8. (4:30) A Brighter Day - Caribbean feel; steel pan and harmonica make it very happy

Track Listing
1.Crossings 5.The Sweetest Soul (For My Father)
2.Always In My Heart 6.Saudade
3.Finding Center 7.The Hero's Journey
4.Anthem 8.A Brighter Day