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Zilber, Michael / Originals For The Originals
Album:Originals For The Originals Collection:Out for Review
Artist:Zilber, Michael Added:Jun 2017
Label:Origin Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2017-06-28 Pull Date:2017-08-30 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 3Aug 27Aug 20Aug 13Jul 30Jul 23Jul 16Jul 9

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 30, 2017:At the Cafe Bohemian
Weather Wayne
4.Aug 11, 2017:Rebop
Weather Wayne
2.Aug 25, 2017:Rebop
Autumn Lieb
5.Jul 27, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
Weather Wayne
3.Aug 18, 2017:Rebop
Coltraning Daze
6.Jul 21, 2017:Rebop
Weather Wayne

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2017-06-19 

Michael Zilber is saxophonist, composer, and leader here. He plays both tenor and soprano saxes. Accompaniment is piano, bass, and drums. The set is eleven original compositions, each named for and styled after a notable jazz saxophonist.

All instrumental. No FCC issues.

1 ** Very fast. Much spirit & energy. Led by tenor sax. Powerful drums. (5:57)
2 Mid-slow. Rhythm section starts. Gentle melody on tenor. Bass & piano solos. (6:20)
3 Mid-fast. Fractured melody has hints of Sonny’s “St Thomas.” Drum solo. (4:22)
4 * Mid-slow. Dreamy melody on sopr sax; long piano break; lots of bass too. (6:56)
5 ** Fast. High energy; very rhymic. Lead on soprano sax. (5:12)
6 Mid-slow. Easy, legato melody on tenor sax. Gentle & peaceful. Restrained ‘comp. (4:58)
7 Mid-fast & snappy. Melody on tenor sax. Piano break in middle. (5:31)
8 * Very slow, very laid back. Again on tenor sax. Moody & elegant. (5:39)
9 Very fast. Sopr sax & piano trade solos with breakneck speed. Technical & showy. (7:15)
10 * Mid-tempo. Drums start; piano & bass join; then tenor sax. Melodic & rhythmic.(6:57)
11 Very slow. Late night ballad on soprano sax. Quiet, minimal accompaniment. (10:49)

Track Listing
1.Breckerfast Club 6.Pastel Blues
2.Leaves 7.Hen House
3.Partly Sonny 8.Last Night Trane (In The Distance)
4.Autumn Lieb 9.Lieb Dich
5.Weather Wayne 10.Coltraning Daze
 11.St. Paul (Desmond)