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Weeds, Cory / Condition Blue
Album:Condition Blue Collection:Jazz
Artist:Weeds, Cory Added:07/2015
Label:Cellar Live 

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Add Date:2015-08-28 Pull Date:2015-10-30 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:25 Oct4 Oct27 Sep20 Sep13 Sep
Airplays:11211

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 24, 2015:Sunlight Sketches
Condition Blue
4.Sep 23, 2015:9-23-2015
Condition Blue
2.Oct 02, 2015:Rebop
Das Dat
5.Sep 18, 2015:Rebop
My Old Flame
3.Sep 25, 2015:Rebop
'snuff
6.Sep 11, 2015:Rebop
Jacknife

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2015-08-23 
MAINSTREAM JAZZ COMBO

On this record, Cory Weeds covers tunes written or performed by fellow alto saxophonist Jackie McLean. The ensemble here is alto sax, organ, electric guitar, and drums (no bass).
All the tracks are good; I’ve indicated some favorites.

All instrumental. No FCC issues.

1 ** Fast. Soulful little melody. Good solos by sax, then guitar, then organ. (5:26)
2 Mid-tempo. Long, graceful improvisation lines. A bit sleepy though. (6:05)
3 Mid-fast, but easy going and light. Features elec guitar predominantly. (6:35)
4 * Slow. The only ballad here. A lovely, romantic melody on sax & guitar. (5:53)
5 ** Fast. Jumping, hard-bop piece. Good hollow-body elec guitar solo in middle. (5:43)
6 * Mid-fast. Happy melody by sax, then guitar, then organ. Drum solo. Sax ends it. (5:21)
7 * Mid-tempo. Finger-snapping beat. Fun interplay between sax & organ. Midway, the guitar gets a nice, bluesy solo. (6:04)
8 ** Very fast. A high speed thrill ride on the sax, then guitar, then organ, then drums. They must have been exhausted after this one. A ton of fun. (6:05)
9 Mid-fast. As the name suggests, a mashup of styles. Retro feel. (7:43)
10 Mid-tempo. Quite melodic with a bit of blues. Fairly long solos by each inst. (6:34)

Track Listing
1.Condition Blue 6.Marilyn's Dilemma
2.Slumber 7.Das Dat
3.Capuchin Swing 8.Jacknife
4.My Old Flame 9.Bluesanova
5.'snuff 10.Blues In A Jiff