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Sellick, Luke / Alchemist
Album:Alchemist Collection:Out for Review
Artist:Sellick, Luke Added:Mar 2017
Label:Cellar Live 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-04-27 Pull Date:2017-06-29 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jun 25Jun 18Jun 11Apr 30

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 23, 2017:Rebop
The Alchemist
3.Jun 09, 2017:Rebop
The Alchemist
2.Jun 16, 2017:Rebop
The Alchemist
4.Apr 27, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
The Alchemist

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2017-03-23 

Yet another fine release produced by Cory Weeds on his Cellar Live label. This ensemble is led by a young bass player and composer, Luke Sellick. Instruments (on various tracks) include tenor and alto saxes, trumpet, piano, guitar, drums. Sellick wrote all nine tracks.
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1 Slow. Simple trumpet fanfare with rolling tom-toms and piano. (1:01)
2 * Mid-fast. Toe tapper lead by trumpet. Bright & cheery. Some good solos. (6:45)
3 Mid-slow. Easy going melody on trumpet & alto. Bass solo. Light guitar & piano. (4:49)
4 Very slow. Sad theme on tenor sax, not particularly pretty. Improv piano bridge. (6:02)
5 ** Mid-tempo. Trumpet & alto trade an attractive theme; strong elec guitar lead at one point; then spirited ensemble playing gains in tempo & power. Quite good. (7:03)
6 * Mid-slow. Bluesy theme on tenor sax. Long piano improve; then a bass solo. Best of the slow tunes. (4:47)
7 Slow. Elec guitar lead w gentle piano, bass, drums. Then trumpet & alto. Sleepy. (4:00)
8 ** Mid-fast. Peppy, snappy, happy. The lead goes elec guitar, piano, bass. (4:52)
9 Mid-slow. Pleasant melody on trumpet, alto, guitar. A bit too smooth for my taste. (5:05)

Track Listing
1.Prelude 5.The Alchemist
2.Q-Tippin 6.Dog Days
3.Brothers 7.Abacus
4.Hymn 8.Uptown!