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Jaimeo Brown Transcendence / Work Songs
Album:Work Songs Collection:Out for Review
Artist:Jaimeo Brown Transcendence Added:Feb 2016
Label:Motema Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-02-08 Pull Date:2016-04-10 
Week Ending:Mar 20Mar 13Mar 6Feb 21Feb 14

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 19, 2016:Music Casserole
Safflower, Mississippi
4.Feb 16, 2016:a strange pursuit
2.Mar 11, 2016:Celtic by Caronis
5.Feb 16, 2016:The Library (Better than Automation)
Be So Glad
3.Mar 03, 2016:Melange
6.Feb 13, 2016:BravoMarco Variety Show

Album Review
Reviewed 2016-02-03 
Jaimeo Brown Transcendence
Work Songs
Reviewed by BravoMarco

A collection of work, prison & folk songs from around the world, all given the jazzed-up treatment. Bold release. These originals are so strong in their own right; it’s not an easy task. Sometimes the music, maybe, overpowers them. Accomplished artists are featured so the sounds are mighty fine. Something for everyone on here. The stories behind the tracks & messages are meant to raise awareness for workers & the forgotten – through their music. It will certainly get a new audience for the splendor of the Alan Lomax / Smithsonian collections.

Similar to: Carter Burwell, Greg Hale Jones, Trevor Jones – Courtney Pine, Avishai Cohen
Liking the most: 2,6,10
No FCC’s

1) Hidden Angel (4.58) Glorious backing underneath the jazz soundtrack. Mellow sax leads the way.
2) Mississippi (4.16) Hard rockin’ bluesy tune. Harmonica driven. Lullaby samples to finish.
3) Lazarus (4.02) A classic given the drums & sax treatment. Took a few listens before I got there.
4) Safflower (5.07) Japanese folk with hip hop elements amid the smooth sax.
5) Be So Glad (5.54) Parchment Farm beauty mixed with piano & drums. Faster paced from the mid point. Slows at the end.
6) Happy Serving (4.57) Lovely wails & gospel samples under gentle sax. Trance feel.
7) 2113 (5.12) Spacey samples with a hard-edged guitar & prominent sax melody. Mid paced.
8) Moment Of Rest (2.41) Laid back chiller.
9) For Mama Lucy (5.54) Prison Song mixed up with a harder edge – goes jazzy towards the end.
10) Stonemason (3.57) Japanese traditional: Vocals & hammering in perfect alliance. Soft & delicate.
11) Paterson (2.11) Focus on percussion with a gentle hum behind (instrumental)
12) The Valley (6.14) Spoken word intro leading to an amazing work-gospel vocal samples. Music is measured at times – prominent sax.
13) (Extra Track) (0.11) Small child repeating the word “Happy”

Track Listing
1.Hidden Angel 7.2113
2.Mississippi 8.Moment Of Rest
3.Lazarus 9.For Mama Lucy
4.Safflower 10.Stonemason
5.Be So Glad 11.Paterson
6.Happy Serving 12.The Valley
 13.(Extra Track)