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Sheppard, Bob / Fine Line, The
Album:Fine Line, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Sheppard, Bob Added:07/2019
Label:Challenge Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2019-07-30 Pull Date:2019-10-01 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:29 Sep22 Sep15 Sep8 Sep25 Aug18 Aug11 Aug4 Aug
Airplays:11121121

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 03, 2019:Old fart at play
Run Amok
4.Sep 10, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Maria's Tango
2.Sep 24, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing, Thanks For The Memory
5.Sep 06, 2019:Butter and Jams
A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing
3.Sep 17, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Joegenic
6.Sep 03, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Maria's Tango

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-07-09 
Reviewed: 2019-07-09
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: One of the top-tier saxophonists on the circuit today, Sheppard is an in-demand sideman and session player for some of the best jazz & pop musicians. He is also adept at playing other This is a gritty, cutting-edge disc with a modern jazz sound.
If You Like: Eddie Harris, Joe Farrell
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
***1/ Edge Of Trouble (4:46) – drums start> fast tempo jam> sax solo> trumpet solo> vibes solo> piano solo> fast jam> drum solo interspersed with horn riffs> quick stop
**2/ Run Amok (5:52) – drums start> midtempo Monk-like jam> sax solo> funky piano solo> bass solo> midtempo jam> crescendo end
*3/ The Fine Line (4:11) – sax/female vocal starts> midtempo jam> sax solo> piano solo> midtempo jam>
4/ People Make The World Go ‘Round (5:08) – drums start> midtempo jam> sax solo> midtempo jam> sax solo> midtempo jam builds in volume> slows to fade
*5/ I Didn’t Know What Time It Was (7:20) – drums/piano starts> midtempo jam> sax solo> flute solo> sax solo> piano solo> uptempo jam with soaring sax> crescendo end
*6/ Maria’s Tango (5:36) – drums/electric piano stat> midtempo jam with Latin vibe> bass solo> sax solo> uptempo jam> crescendo & fade
***7/ Above & Beyond (5:38) – drums start> fast tempo jam> sax solo> piano solo> drum solo> fast jam> quick fade & a piano note
8/ Joegenic (4:54) – sax/vibes start> midtempo jam> sax solo> piano solo> slow fade
**9/ Thanks For The Memory (4:24) – sax starts> slow tempo jam> bass solo> sax solo> slow jam> slow fade
***10/ A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing (7:02) – drums start> uptempo jam> sax solo> vibes solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick stop

Track Listing
1.Edge Of Trouble 6.Maria's Tango
2.Run Amok 7.Above & Beyond
3.The Fine Line 8.Joegenic
4.People Make The World Go 'round 9.Thanks For The Memory
5.I Didn't Know What Time It Was 10.A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing