Razavi, Mason & Bennett Roth-Newell / After You
Album:After You Collection:Jazz
Artist:Razavi, Mason & Bennett Roth-Newell Added:Aug 2015
Label:First Orbit Sounds 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-02-21 Pull Date:2016-04-24 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Apr 24Apr 17Apr 3Mar 27Mar 20Mar 13Mar 6Feb 28

Recent Airplay
1.Apr 24, 2016:K-Area
Joy Spring
4.Apr 17, 2016:K-Area
Joy Spring
2.Apr 22, 2016:Rebop
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy
5.Apr 14, 2016:Moonlight Impressions
Escaping The Inevitable
3.Apr 20, 2016:4-20-2016
Mercy, Mercy, Mercy, Will You?, Joy Spring
6.Apr 01, 2016:Rebop
Joy Spring

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2016-02-16 
PR materials for jazz guitarist Razavi and pianist Roth-Newell say they’ve been rhythm-section mates in large ensembles. Here they form a duo for their first album together. Tracks 5 & 7 composed by Razavi; numbers 2, 3, 6 are by Roth-Newell.

All instrumental. No FCC issues.

1 ** Mid-fast. A bouncy tune by Clifford Brown, known as a guitarist’s piece since Joe Pass did it. Much the best track on this album, it’s snappy, energetic & fun. (3:50)
2 * Mid-tempo. Easy going toe-tapper. Piano & guitar trade a pleasant melody. (4:22)
3 Slow. Sentimental ballad. Too sleepy for my taste. (5:28)
4 ** Mid-fast. Joe Zawinal’s tune was a monster soul-jazz hit for Cannonball Adderley. More syncopated here, it features a forceful piano & funky rhythm guitar. (4:38)
5 Mid-tempo. Loose and improvisational with fast runs on both instruments. (3:59)
6 Mid-fast. Improv lead by piano with rhythm guitar accompanying, then the reverse. (4:54)
7 Very slow. Dreamy and peaceful. Too much so. (3:59)
8 Mid-tempo. Elevator-music cover of the Beatles. Yuck. (5:06)

Track Listing
1.Joy Spring 5.Will You?
2.Escaping The Inevitable 6.Mixed Memories
3.A Daughter Is A Gift To The World 7.Through The Fog
4.Mercy, Mercy, Mercy 8.Yesterday