Dixon, Rob Trio, The / Coast To Crossroads
Album: Coast To Crossroads   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Dixon, Rob Trio, The   Added:Jul 2018
Label:Self Release  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-07-27 Pull Date: 2018-09-28 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 23 Sep 9 Sep 2 Aug 26 Aug 19 Aug 12 Aug 5 Jul 29
Airplays: 2 1 1 2 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 21, 2018: Old Fart at Play
4. Aug 30, 2018: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
87 Mph
2. Sep 20, 2018: No Cover, No Minimum
Wishing Well
5. Aug 23, 2018: Clean Copper Radio
California Love, Wishing Well
3. Sep 06, 2018: No Cover, No Minimum
Wishing Well
6. Aug 19, 2018: Hot Probs
Nag Champa

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-07-17
Reviewed: 2018-07-17
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: the saxophonist’s latest features Dixon fronting an all-star ensemble. Alternating between hard-hitting funk jams and soulful blues shuffles, this disc offers listeners a masterclass in groove-based jazz. On a side note: guitarist Hunter uses custom-made seven- and eight-string guitars, & developed a method of playing melodies, chords, and bass simultaneously. He then runs his guitar through a Fender Vibratone Leslie amplifier, which produces a tone eerily similar to the Hammond organ, which has a prominent feature here. When I mention organ or bass, it is really Hunter on guitar.
If You Like: Hank Crawford, Kirk Whalum, George Howard, Jimmy Smith, Trombone Shorty
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Yo (5:45) – bass/drums start> midtempo funk jam> sax solo> midtempo jam> trombone solo> drum/bass duet> quick stop
2/ Memphis Bus Stop (5:30) – drums start> slow jam> sax solo> slow jam> guitar solo> midtempo jam> fade
*3/ Millions (5:29) – guitar starts> rocking uptempo jam> sax solo> trombone solo> uptempo jam> sax solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
*4/ California Love (6:29) – guitar with organ sound starts> slow jam, like a funeral dirge> organ solo> sax solo> slow hesitating jam slow fade
5/ San Leandro (5:15) – bass/drums start> uptempo funky jam> grooving sax solo> trombone solo> crescendo end & cymbals
*6/ Wishing Well (5:36) – gu7 builds to a midtempo funky jam with honking sax slows to slow crescendo & fades
7/ Black Mountain (4:58) – drums start> midtempo jam> sax solo> organ solo> quick fade & stop
*8/ Nag Champa (2;29) – drums start> uptempo funky jam> wailing sax solo> bass/drums duet> uptempo jam> quick stop
*9/ Flat Tire Blues (4:04) – organ starts> midtempo strutting jam> sax solo> midtempo jam> organ solo> organ/sax duet gets mellow> quick stop
*10/ 87 MPH (1:43) – organ starts quietly & fades in> rocking uptempo jam> crescendo end
11/ It Could Happen To You (2:39) – sax solo starts slow with cascading notes> slow solo & fade

Track Listing
1. Yo   6. Wishing Well
2. Memphis Bus Stop   7. Black Mountain
3. Millions   8. Nag Champa
4. California Love   9. Flat Tire Blues
5. San Leandro   10. 87 Mph
  11. It Could Happen To You