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Lecouturier, Xavier / Carrier
Album:Carrier Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lecouturier, Xavier Added:07/2019
Label:Origin 

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Add Date:2019-10-07 Pull Date:2019-12-09 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-07-23 
Reviewed: 2019-07-22
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: On drummer Lecouturier’s debut disc as a leader, the tunes allude to a variety of influences both compositionally and spatially, while displaying a deep connection to jazz tradition. While Lecouturier is the primary force on the record both as a musician and composer, there is a definite collective feel to the effort.
If You Like: Art Blakey, Miles Okazaki, Geri Allen, Wayne Shorter
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Aube (5:00) – piano starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> synth solo> uptempo jam> sax solo slows back to midtempo jam> quick fade
**2/ Tempest (7:24) – piano starts> fast tempo jam> guitar solo> piano solo> pause> fast jam> crescendo end
*3/ Carrier (5:49) – piano starts> slow tempo jam> slowly builds in volume & tempo> guitar/piano duet> midtempo jam> quick fade
**4/ Striations (6:04) – full band starts> uptempo jam quickly builds to fast tempo then mellows to up tempo> guitar solo> uptempo jam> drum solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
*5/ Waiting (7:27) – piano starts> slow jam> bass solo> slow jam> trumpet solo> slow jam> builds in volume> crescendo end
**6/ Level Up (6:17) – drums start> midtempo jam> guitar solo swings uptempo> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
***7/ Event Horizon (5:43) – bass/piano starts> midtempo jam swings uptempo> soaring sax solo> slows to midtempo jam> slow fade
*8/ Monk Derivative (6:09) – piano starts> midtempo jam> guitar solo swings uptempo> piano solo> piano/drum duet> midtempo jam> quick fade
9/ Kindling (6:23) – guitar starts> uptempo jam stops & starts> guitar solo> uptempo jam> slow fade
10/ Guitar Hero (5:57) – bass starts> midtempo jam in rolling waves of sound> guitar solo> piano solo> midtempo jam swings uptempo briefly> quick stop

Track Listing
1.Aube 6.Level Up
2.Tempest 7.Event Horizon
3.Carrier 8.Monk Derivatave
4.Striations 9.Kindling
5.Waiting 10.Guitar Hero