Marsalis, Jason And The 21st Century Trad Band / Melody Reimagined: Book 1
Album:Melody Reimagined: Book 1 Collection:Jazz
Artist:Marsalis, Jason And The 21st Century Trad Band Added:Feb 2018
Label:Basin Street 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-02-27 Pull Date:2018-05-01 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Apr 29Apr 22

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 21, 2020:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Passionate Dancer
3.Apr 20, 2018:Old Fart at Play
Bourbon Street Ain't Mardi Gras
2.Apr 27, 2018:Traditions
Soot Sprites
4.Apr 20, 2018:Traditions
Ratio Man Strikes Again

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-02-22 
Reviewed: 2018-02-22
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Marsalis is a drummer turned vibraphonist with an interesting concept beautifully executed: original compositions based on the harmonic structure, or chord changes, from older songs. And the band is in the groove.
If You Like: Lionel Hampton, Bobby Hutcherson, Gary Burton
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Ratio Man Strikes Again (6:02) – vibes start> uptempo jam> piano/vibes duet> vibes solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
2/ Off The Rails (5:08) – vibes start> midtempo jam> vibes solo> piano solo> midtempo jam> quick fade
3/ Just As Cool As The Other Side Of The Pillow (9:38) - > slow jam> vibes solo> piano solo> fade
*4/ Soot Sprites (4:42) – vibes start> uptempo jam swings to fast tempo> piano solo> vibes solo> fast jam> quick fade
*5/ A Peaceful Silence (5:52) – vibes start> slow jam> vibes solo> bass solo> slow fade
*6/ Bourbon Street Ain’t No Mardi Gras (6:29) – piano/vibes duet starts> uptempo jam> vibes solo> piano solo> bass solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
7/ Passionate Dancer (6:09) – vibes/piano duet starts> slow jam> piano solo> vibes solo> fade
*8/ Never Forget The 23rd Letter (7:11) – vibes start> slow jam swings to midtempo> piano solo swings to fast tempo> vibes solo slows to midtempo jam> quick stop
*9/ piano starts> slow jam> trombone solo> vibes solo> piano solo> trombone solo> slow fade on vibes

Track Listing
1.Ratio Man Strikes Again 5.A Peaceful Silence
2.Off The Rails 6.Bourbon Street Ain't Mardi Gras
3.Just As Cool As The Other Side Of The Pillow 7.Passionate Dancer
4.Soot Sprites 8.Never Forget The 23rd Letter