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Miller, Allison/ Carmen Staaf / Science Fair
Album:Science Fair Collection:Jazz
Artist:Miller, Allison/ Carmen Staaf Added:03/2019
Label:Sunnyside Communications 

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Add Date:2019-04-02 Pull Date:2019-06-04 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-03-27 
Reviewed: 2018-03-27
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: This disc is the dynamic result of collaborative musical experiments in rhythm, feel and composition by drummer Miller and pianist Staaf. Their shared sensibilities and lockstep rapport are borne out in fine detail. Trumpet player Ambrose Akinmusire and tenor saxophone player Dayna Stephens joined the project through the Stanford Jazz Workshop, and sit in on some tracks
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Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ What?! (8:18) – horns start in long crescendo> midtempo jam> sizzling trumpet solo> sax solo> piano solo slows to slow jam momentarily then swings to midtempo jam> slow fade
*2/ Symmetry (7:37) – piano starts slow> slow jam with sax> lovely piano solo> drum solo> slow ethereal jam> slow fade
3/ Ready Steady (6:07) – piano starts> slow piano trio jam with vary tempo staggering back & forth> fade
*4/ MLW (4:50) – drums start> piano trio uptempo jam> rocking piano solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
5/ Weightless (10:08) – drum roll & heavy piano chords start> piano trio heavy midtempo jam morphs into uptempo> trumpet joins> sax solo swings uptempo> bass solo morphs into slow jam with horns morphs into piano trio midtempo jam> piano solo> trumpet joins> fade
6/ Nobody’s Human (6:01) – piano starts> slow piano trio jam> sax joins> builds to midtempo jam> piano solo swings into uptempo jam> sax solo> slow fade
**7/ West Of The Moon (5:52) – piano starts> piano trio midtempo jam> rocking piano solo> uptempo jam> swings to fast tempo jam> drum solo to quick stop
*8/ Skyway Intro (2:13) - slow piano solo starts> slow piano trio jam> bass solo> builds to midtempo> slows to fade
*9/ Skyway (4:03) – bass starts> slow piano trio jam> bass solo> piano solo> fade

Track Listing
1.What?! 5.Weightless
2.Symmetry 6.Nobody's Human
3.Ready Steady 7.West Of The Moon
4.M L W 8.Skyway Intro