Aslan, Pablo / Contrabajo: Works For Bass & String Quartet
Album: Contrabajo: Works For Bass & String Quartet   Collection:General
Artist:Aslan, Pablo   Added:Mar 2019

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-03-19 Pull Date: 2019-05-21 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: May 19 May 5 Apr 28 Mar 31
Airplays: 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 16, 2019: Brands Bytes & Beats
Preludio No. 1, Riendo Suelto
3. Apr 21, 2019: w/e
2. May 02, 2019: the cacophony hour
Te Extrano Buenos Aires, Confluencias
4. Mar 30, 2019: Music Casserole

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-03-14
Reviewed: 2018-03-14
Genre: General (X)
FCCs: none
Review: Bassist Aslan presents his fabulous new album of music for bass and string quartet at the loamy juncture of jazz, classical, and Argentinian tango. Working with the musicians of Cuarteto Petrus, Aslan offers a pleasantly dizzying set of pieces by some of the great names in Latin jazz, some written & all arranged specifically for this recording
If You Like: Hector del Cuerto, Gotan Project,
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Preludio No. 1 – bass starts> midtempo jam> fade
**2/ Con fluencias – bass in upper registers> uptempo jam like bees in flight> quick stop
3/ Reflejos – bowed bass starts slow & heavy> slow jam> bass solo> slow heavy jam> slow fade
**4/ Tanguajira – violin starts> uptempo tango> clarinet solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
5/ Te Extrano Buenos Aires – strings start> light & breezy midtempo jam> cello solo> midempo jam> fade
6/ Come Sunday – strings start> seesawing midtempo jam> slow fade
*7/ Tango Para Cuerdas – bowed bass starts> uptempo tango> bowed bass solo> uptempo jam> crescendo & stop
**8/ Contratango – bass/violin starts> midtempo jam with interesting intersecting solos & shifting melodies> quick stop
***9/ Riendo Suelto – heavy bass strokes start> rocking uptempo jam> slows to midtempo> slows to slow tempo, then swings uptempo & rocking again> quick stop
*10/ La Cumparsita – harp strokes start> midtempo tango with bandomeon> strings solo> uptempo tango> bandomeon solo> midtempo tango swings uptempo> crescendo end

Track Listing
1. Preludio No. 1   6. Come Sunday
2. Confluencias   7. Tango Para Cuerdas
3. Reflejos   8. Contratango
4. Tanguajira   9. Riendo Suelto
5. Te Extrano Buenos Aires   10. La Cumparsita