Vetro's, Harry Northern Ranger / Northern Ranger
Album: Northern Ranger   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Vetro's, Harry Northern Ranger   Added:Jun 2019
Label:7" Sound  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-06-28 Pull Date: 2019-08-30 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Aug 18 Aug 4 Jul 14
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 07, 2019: Music Casserole
Northern Ranger: Air Borealis
4. Jul 12, 2019: Old Fart At Play
Hawk Air
2. Aug 16, 2019: Old Fart at play
Pacific Smoke
5. Jul 09, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Pacific Smoke
3. Jul 30, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Pacific Smoke

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-06-20
Reviewed: 2019-06-20
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Through this debut release, Canadian drummer Harry Vetro taps into his homeland to present a series of wayfaring wonders. This is a work that's Canadian to the core and a collection with a broad aesthetic that's both jazz-based, folk-dusted, and proudly experimental. Using varied configurations and working from a fairly selfless stance, Vetro guides a sympathetic set of musicians through breathtaking vistas. He's not afraid to take the reins, but the writing supersedes the need for solo space.
If You Like: Oregon, Peter Sprague, Enrico Rava, Jakob Bro
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Northern Ranger: Leaving Goose bay (1:47) – bass starts> slow duet with guitar> slow fade
**2/ Buffalo Jump (6:39) – uptempo drum solo starts> uptempo jam> mellows to midtempo on violin, then swings back uptempo> trumpet solo soars> pause> slow jam> swings back up to rcking uptempo jam> crescendo> slow fade
3/ Sha (Shakat Tun) (0:40) – trumpet starts> brief slow jam> quick stop
4/ Gondola to Blackcombe (1:42) – slow piano solo> fade
*5/ Blackcombe (3:52) – midtempo piano solo> fade
***6/ Northern Ranger: Air Borealis (6:14) – piano starts hesitatingly, then builds in tempo> uptempo jam> crescendo> pause> bass solo> uptempo jam builds in volume & intensity> quick fade> pause> brief jagged guitar solo to end
7/ Pichogen Lake (1:32) – trumpet starts> midtempo jam> trumpet solo> pause> midtempo jam> fade
**8/ Hawk Air (7:38) – piano starts> midtempo jam> builds in volume & intensity> mellows slightly, then swings back up> trumpet solo> pause> sax solo> uptempo jam soars, then slows to slow tempo & fades
*9/ kat (Shakat Tun) (7:02) – guitar starts> slow duet with bass> slow trio jam with drums> guitar solo builds into uptempo jam> crescendo> slow trio jam morphs into full band off-kilter jam> slow fade
***10/ Pacific Smoke (5:42) –bass/piano starts> slow jam> builds in complexity & volume> piano solo> slow jam swings uptempo> slow fade
*11/ Northern Ranger (5:42) – piano solo starts slow, builds to midtempo, & slows again> slow jam> trumpet solo> slow jam> pause> slow fade
12/ Tun (Shakat Tun) (1:15) -drums start quietly> slow piano solo> fade

Track Listing
1. Northern Ranger: Leaving Goose Bay   7. Pichogen Lake
2. Buffalo Jump   8. Hawk Air
3. Sha (Shakai Tun)   9. Kat (Shakat Tun)
4. Gondola To Blackcomb   10. Pacific Smoke
5. Blackcombe   11. Northern Ranger
6. Northern Ranger: Air Borealis   12. Tun (Shakat Tun)