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Batiste, Jon / Anatomy Of Angels
Album:Anatomy Of Angels Collection:Jazz
Artist:Batiste, Jon Added:09/2019
Label:Verve Records 

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Add Date:2019-10-18 Pull Date:2019-12-20 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-09-25 
Reviewed: 2019-09-24
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Batiste showcases his multiple talents as a pianist & bandleader with a short set culled from a five-night residency at the Village Vanguard in 2018, He shifts from a trio format to swinging full band arrangements.
If You Like: Thelonious Monk, Les McCann, Charles Mingus
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
**1/ Creative (4;35) – piano starts> midtempo trio jam> melody shift> piano solo starts fast, then mellows> heavy chords swings into fast tempo jam> rocking heavy jam> quick stop
*2/ Dusk Train to Doha (5:30) - piano solo starts, swings uptempo, then mellows into midtempo trio jam> quick fade
3/ The Very Thought of you (4:38) – piano starts with vocal intro> slow song builds in volume, then mellows to fade
***4/ ‘Round Midnight (8:44) – (vocal intro)> piano starts> midtempo trio jam> piano solo> uptempo swinging full band jam with trumpet up front, then sax> mellows to midtempo jam & fades, then swings back uptempo to crescendo end
**5/ Anatomy Of Angels (12:50) – piano starts slow> slow full band jam> builds to midtempo jam> builds to uptempo jam> builds to fast tempo jam> wild rocking jam> crescendo> mellows to midtempo jam> sax solo> midtempo jam> slow fade

Track Listing
1.Creative 3.The Very Thought Of You
2.Dusk Train To Doha 4.Round Midnight
 5.Anatomy Of Angels