Hazelton, Chris / Soul Jazz Fridays
Album: Soul Jazz Fridays   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Hazelton, Chris   Added:Dec 2016
Label:Sunflower Soul Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-12-21 Pull Date: 2017-02-22 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Feb 19 Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29 Jan 22 Jan 8 Jan 1 Dec 25
Airplays: 3 1 1 1 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 17, 2017: Rebop
The Grand Avenue Get-Down
4. Feb 10, 2017: Rebop
Hip Shaker
2. Feb 16, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
Onsaya Joy
5. Feb 03, 2017: Rebop
The Grand Avenue Get-Down
3. Feb 12, 2017: Goggles Optional
Onsaya Joy, Theme For Theo
6. Jan 27, 2017: Rebop
Hip Shaker

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2016-12-15

Here’s funky, soulful instrumental jazz. This resident band at a jazz club in Kansas City, led by Chris Hazelton on organ, also includes trumpet, saxes, guitar, drums, perc. It’s a lot of fun. The live recording has a smattering of light applause following solos and at finishes.
All instrumental. No FCC issues.

1 * Mid-fast. Lively, danceable set opener to get the crowd on their feet. Solos by organ, tenor sax, guitar, organ. (5:33)
2 ** Mid-tempo. Opens with funky organ & rhythm guitar. Horns enter as a section. Long solos by tenor sax, trumpet, organ. Full band takes it out. (7:18)
3 Mid-slow. Easy going stroll. Bluesy theme alternating on organ & sax. Pleasant enough piece but never gets anywhere. Would make a good sound bed for a mic break. (6:37)
4 * Mid-fast. Good long solos by tenor sax, trumpet. Bouncy organ accompaniment. (6:19)
5 Fast. Horns open it. Solos by guitar, tenor sax, organ. A bit generic sounding.Last 2 mins are repetitive. (7:02)
6 Mid-tempo. Justin Timberlake’s big hit turned into an old folks’ dance at an Elks Club dinner. Melody sounds goofy on organ. (7:45)

Track Listing
1. Hip Shaker   4. The Grand Avenue Get-Down
2. Onsaya Joy   5. Retlemecaf
3. Theme For Theo   6. Suit & Tie