Battstone, Pat / Last Taxi, The - New Directions
Album:Last Taxi, The - New Directions Collection:Jazz
Artist:Battstone, Pat Added:Aug 2019
Label:Leo Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2019-09-26 Pull Date:2019-11-28 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Dec 1Nov 24Oct 27Oct 20Oct 13Oct 6

Recent Airplay
1.Nov 26, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
The Markets Of Marrakech
4.Oct 22, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Sunrise Over A Painted Desert
2.Nov 23, 2019:Music Casserole
Where The Sea-Creatures Slowly Dance
5.Oct 15, 2019:Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Sunrise Over A Painted Desert, Escape Syndrome
3.Oct 24, 2019:Old fart At Play
Sunrise Over A Painted Desert
6.Oct 12, 2019:Music Casserole
Morning In A Japanese Garden

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-08-15 
Reviewed: 2019-08-16
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Pianist Battstone has a knack for choosing players with equally open-minded risk-taking spirits. This release features a cavalcade of stellar performances. Flutes and wide ranging non lyrical voices commingle, dark shadows creep long, bass and drums do a gentle push and pull. Some synth sounds and bowed angularity are added. Intuitive collections of sounds, scrapes and aggressive ambience.
If You Like: Max Nagl, Art Ensemble of Chicago,
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Twilight Departure (3:20) – flute solo starts slow> female vocal joins> slow song> fade
*2/ Attraverso La Citta (5:52) – drums start quietly> slow space jam morphs into midtempo off-kilter jam & song> swings uptempo> slow fade on vocal
*3/ Inside the Dark Castle (5:35) – heavy piano chord starts> slow space jam with flute up front> vocal joins> slowly builds in volume & intensity> slow fade
**4/ All The Birds Have Flown (4:24) – synth starts quietly, builds into midtempo off-kilter jam with piano up front> morphs into uptempo wild jam with voices intersecting> piano solo> electric guitar solo to quick stop
**5/ Where Sea-Creatures Slowly Dance (8:05) – synth starts slow & quiet> slowly builds into slow jam & song> synth solo> slow song over space jam> fade
6/ Escape Syndrome (1:53) – bass starts uptempo> rocking uptempo space jam> fade
**7/ Sunrise Over A Painted Desert (4:52) – synth starts slow & quiet> slow space jam> builds in volume & intensity> electric guitar solo> midtempo space jam> fade
*8/ The Markets Of Marrakech (5:43) – drum-like synth starts> slow space jam builds to uptempo> piano solo> midtempo space jam with vocal overly> fade on vocal
9/ Rewind (2:04) – synth starts noisily & off-kilter, jamming with electric guitar> rocking wild off-kilter jam> quick fade
***10/ Morning In A Japanese Garden (6:31) – synth starts slow & quiet, joined by bamboo flute, then vocal> slow tempo jam slowly builds in volume & intensity> fade
**11/ Absyinte (7:53) – flute starts slow, joins with vocal> slow jam> builds in volume & intensity> slows to fade
12/ Looking Glass Woman (4:33) – bass/synth start> midtempo jam with vocal intersecting> builds in volume & intensity> fade
13/ L’Amore Reve (3:37) – vocal/piano starts> slow duet> flute joins> fade

Track Listing
1.Twilight Departure 7.Sunrise Over A Painted Desert
2.Attraverso La Citta 8.The Markets Of Marrakech
3.Inside The Dark Castle 9.Rewind
4.All The Birds Have Flown 10.Morning In A Japanese Garden
5.Where The Sea-Creatures Slowly Dance 11.Absyinthe
6.Escape Syndrome 12.Looking Glass Woman
 13.L' Amore Reve