Melodic Intersect / Looking Forward
Album: Looking Forward   Collection:World
Artist:Melodic Intersect   Added:Jul 2017

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-07-26 Pull Date: 2017-09-27 Charts: Reggae/World
Week Ending: Sep 24 Sep 17 Sep 3 Aug 27 Aug 20 Jul 30
Airplays: 1 1 2 2 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 02, 2017: Melange
Without Borders
4. Sep 02, 2017: Music Casserole
Jazzy Streets Of Mumbai
2. Sep 20, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
Jazzy Streets Of Mumbai
5. Aug 30, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
Jazzy Streets Of Mumbai
3. Sep 13, 2017: At the Cafe Bohemian
Jazzy Streets Of Mumbai
6. Aug 24, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
Jazzy Streets Of Mumbai

Album Review
Margy Kahn
Reviewed 2017-07-25
Sixth CD from world fusion band with strong Indian and jazz components; very smooth; eminently listenable

No FCC's (all instrumental) Favorite Tracks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5

*1 – Jazzy Streets of Mumbai – 8:39 – dreamy beginning circles around with sitar and keyboard, tabla kicks in, ethereal glissandos periodically punctuate; speeds up a little and gets a groove going

*2—The Chase – 8:26-- tabla picks up pace with opening chords; compelling beat and melody

*3—Without Borders –6:52 – slow and lush sitar beginning; opens out to almost ambient status and then acquires a hypnotic beat; speeds up and slows down

*4 –Memory Lane – 8:32 – has a sort of Celtic melody in back of Indian tabla and sitar; strongly rhythmic as it goes up and down scale in ¾ time; sax comes in and adds even more texture

*5 –Starry Gaze –7:07-- more downward glissandos introduce this piece which segues perfectly from the previous track; has more of a jazz than Indian feel although the tabla is right there; sax adds its voice

6 –Adolescence –10:42 – starts off with jazz solo accompanied by keyboard and then segues to Indian vibe in conversation with the sax and heads into dreamier realms

7 –Keys of Resolve – 5:17-- starts with western style chords with tabla underneath; most standard sounding track

8—Rhythmic Paths – 11:43-- long tabla solo and conversation with other types of percussion

Track Listing
1. Jazzy Streets Of Mumbai   5. Starry Gaze
2. The Chase   6. Adolescence
3. Without Borders   7. Keys Of Resolve
4. Memory Lane   8. Rhythmic Paths