Blue Note All-Stars / Our Point Of View
Album: Our Point Of View   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Blue Note All-Stars   Added:Oct 2017
Label:Blue Note  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-10-22 Pull Date: 2017-12-24 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 17 Nov 26 Nov 12 Nov 5 Oct 29
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 06, 2022: No Cover, No Minimum (rebroadcast from Nov 23, 2017)
4. Dec 14, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
Cycling Through Reality
2. Dec 28, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
Witch Hunt
5. Nov 23, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
3. Dec 24, 2017: Clean Copper Radio Talk & Hot Topics
Freedom Dance
6. Nov 09, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
Second Life

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-10-17
Reviewed: 2017-10-17
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Blue Note assembled a group composed of the young bandleaders on their label and the results at mixed, but there are several outstanding tracks here, and the playing is top notch. Disc 1 seems like a warm-up for Disc 2, where they really shine. Wayne Shorter & Herbie Hancock sit in on Track 7.
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
(DISC 1) 1/ Bruce's Vibe (1:22) - band intro
2/ Cycling Through Reality (8:41) I hesitant start> big brass>uptempo jam> trumpet solo> piano solo> piano/keyboards solo swings to fast tempo jam> slow fade
*3/ Meanings (9:01) - sax starts> uptempo jam> trumpet solo> Fender Rhodes solo> slows to fade
4/ Henya (4:24) - trumpet starts> slow tempo jam> slow fade
*5/ Witch Hunt (17:43) - horns start big>fast tempo jam> sax solo slows to midtempo then swings out> wild trumpet solo> wild piano solo slows to midtempo> tasty guitar solo> fast tempo bass solo> > midtempo jam> pretty piano solo joined by male vocal chant> slow fade
*6/ Second Light (5:40) - piano starts> midtempo jam> interesting back & forth between horns, piano, & guitar> slow fade
(DISC 2) *7/ Masquelero (9:24) - piano starts spacey & slow punctuated by horns> interesting interplay with short solos from everyone> quick stop
*8/ Bayyinah (13:41) - piano starts in bursts of notes> full band assault midtempo jam> Rhodes solo swings uptempo> soaring sax solo> trumpet solo slows with uptempo percussion> trumpet swings uptempo & wild> short cacophonous jam morphs into straight ahead midtempo jam>percussion solo> slow jam & fade
*9/ Message Of Hope (7:08) - bass starts> mdtempo duet with piano & male chorus> sax solo> midtempo full band jam morphs into uptempo space jam> slows to a slow tempo jam with chorus & fades
* 10/Freedom Dance (10:56) - funky fusion Rhodes & drum machine midtempo jam with male chorus>sax/guitar/ Rhodes? percussion jam> quirky guitar solo> electric bass solo with percussion> funky fusion jam with chorus> false stop> uptempo jam> slow fade
11/ Bruce, The Last Dinosaur (2:24) - slow tempo jam & fade

Track Listing
1. Disc 1) Bruce's Vibe   6. Second Life
2. Cycling Through Reality   7. (Disc 2) Masquelero
3. Meanings   8. Bayyinah
4. Henya   9. Message Of Hope
5. Witch Hunt   10. Freedom Dance
  11. Bruce, The Last Dinosaur