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Finlayson, Jonathan / 3 Times Round
Album:3 Times Round Collection:Jazz
Artist:Finlayson, Jonathan Added:Oct 2018
Label:Pi Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2018-10-28 Pull Date:2018-12-30 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Dec 23Dec 16Nov 18Nov 4

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 21, 2018:Old Fart at Play
Refined Strut
4.Nov 15, 2018:No Cover, No Minimum
2.Dec 20, 2018:Clean Copper Radio for Fo
Refined Strut
5.Nov 01, 2018:No Cover, No Minimum
3.Dec 13, 2018:Clean Copper Radio for Fo
A Stone, A Pond, A Thought
6.Oct 31, 2018:Clean Copper Radio
Refined Strut

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-10-25 
Reviewed: 2018-10-25
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: One comes to expect a challenge from this trumpeter/composer. Schooled the past 18 years as a member of Steve Coleman's Five Elements, Finlayson delivers music with a surgical precision, as evidenced on his third release as a leader. His band forms a kind of philosophers' club, navigating Finlayson's compositions, while having an intramural discourse.
If You Like: Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Matthew Shipp
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Feints (7:02) – piano starts> jagged uptempo jam> quick stop
*2/ Grass (7:40) – piano starts> uptempo jam> trumpet solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
*3/ A Stone, A Pond, a Thought (9:02) – piano stats> midtempo jam like steering a ship through a fog increases in volume & intensity> crescendo & some drum beats to end
4/ The Moon Is New (14:07 ) – piano starts> uptempo jam slows to slow tempo, then swings back up hard & heavy>pause> swinging uptempo jam goes wild & off-kilter> pause> swinging midtempo jam> pause> swinging uptempo piano solo slows to slow tempo & fades
*5/ Refined Strut (4:40) – piano starts> midtempo jam with Spanish vibe slowly slows to fade
6/ Rope from The Sky (3:16) – piano starts> slow jam> slow fade
*7/ Tap Tap (7:22) - piano starts> uptempo jam> quick stop

Track Listing
1.Feints 4.The Moon Is New
2.Grass 5.Refined Strut
3.A Stone, A Pond, A Thought 6.Rope From The Sky