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Avery, Teodross / After The Rain: A Night For Coltrane
Album:After The Rain: A Night For Coltrane Collection:Jazz
Artist:Avery, Teodross Added:05/2019
Label:Tompkins Square 

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Add Date:2019-06-03 Pull Date:2019-08-05 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-05-22 
Reviewed: 2019-05-22
Genre: Jazz
Review: Saxophonist Avery has been recording for decades both as a leader & as a sideman. On his latest release, he covers a wide range of Coltrane's repertoire, covering several seldom heard pieces. Avery uses one of Coltrane's favorite formats, the quartet, and has put together a stellar formation of like-minded musicians.
If You Like: John Coltrane, Ornette Coleman, Pharoah Sanders
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
***1/ Blues Minor (9:18) – sax starts> uptempo jam> sax solo soars & gets wild> piano solo> uptempo jam with drum fills> crescendo end
*2/ Bakai (12:43) – sax starts> midtempo jam> wild & wooly sax solo> piano solo> bass solo> drum solo> midtempo jam> crescendo end
**3/ Afro Blue (10:09) – sax starts> uptempo jam> piano solo> sax solo swings way out, then shifts into fast tempo jam, then mellows to uptempo again> crescendo end
*4/ After The Rain (4:31) – piano starts with cascading notes> slow jam waves of sound> pause> slow jam> slow fade
5/ Africa (13:08) – bass starts> uptempo jam> wild sax solo> piano solo> bowed bass solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end
***6/ Pursuance (9:43) – sax starts> fast tempo jam> sizzling piano solo> sax solo> drum solo> fast jam> quick fade & band intro

Track Listing
1.Blues Minor 4.After The Rain
2.Bakai 5.Africa
3.Afro Blue 6.Pursuance