Weidman, James / Spiritual Impressions
Album: Spiritual Impressions   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Weidman, James   Added:Jan 2018
Label:Inner Circle Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-01-30 Pull Date: 2018-04-03 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Apr 1
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 30, 2018: Traditions
Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-01-25
Reviewed: 2018-01-25
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: long time sideman & keyboardist Weidman returns with a set of gospel tunes set to straight ahead jazz. He is paying homage to music that grew out of the slave system in the American South. He has a terrific quartet and a female vocalist. You don’t have to religious to dig it.
If you Like: McCoy Tyner, Jimmy Smith, Stanley Turrentine, Carmen McCrae
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Didn’t My Lord Deliver Daniel (6:06) - drums start> funky midtempo jam> midtempo song> swinging piano solo> sax solo> crescendo end & a note
*2/ Deep River (7:19) – piano starts> slow song> short flute solo> slow song> piano solo> flute solo> song> false stop> song> fade
3/ No Hiding Place (4:34) – drums/melodica starts> slow song swings to midtempo> fade
4/ Prelude To Freedom (Troubles Waters) (1:23) – sax starts> short midtempo instrumental jam> fade
*5/ Wade In The Water (5:41) – drums/bass starts> midtempo jam swings into uptempo song> organ solo> drum solo> bass solo> song> fade & crescendo end
6/ Nobody Knows The Trouble I’ve Seen (5:12) – piano starts> midtempo song> piano solo> song & fade on vocal
*7/ Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho (6:21) – piano starts> uptempo jam> uptempo song> piano solo> song> sax solo> song> quick stop
8/ You Hear The Lamb A Cryin’ (7:19) – drums start> slow chant slides into slow song> flute solo> piano solo> slow song> fade on vocal
*9/ African Spirals (6:37) – drums start. Uptempo jam> piano solo> sax solo> midtempo jam> fade
10/ Let My People Go (5:36) – drums start> uptempo jam> uptempo song> sax solo> piano solo> bass solo> uptempo song> quick stop
*11/ Walk Together, Children (4:35) – slow tempo piano solo swings to midtempo> quick stop

Track Listing
1. Didn't My Lord Deliver Daniel   6. Nobody Knows The Trouble I've Seen
2. Deep River   7. Joshua Fit The Battle Of Jericho
3. No Hiding Place   8. You Hear The Lamb A Cryin'
4. Prelude To Freedom (Troubled Watters)   9. African Spirals
5. Wade In The Water   10. Let My People Go
  11. Walk Together, Children