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Rosewoman's, Michele New Yor-Uba / Hallowed
Album:Hallowed Collection:Jazz
Artist:Rosewoman's, Michele New Yor-Uba Added:02/2020
Label:Advance Design Discs 

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Add Date:2020-02-19 Pull Date:2020-07-15 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:8 Mar1 Mar23 Feb

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4.Feb 20, 2020:Galactic Travel Radio

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-02-12 
Reviewed: 2020—02-11
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: On her latest disc, pianist & arranger Rosewoman presents Afro-Cuban jazz reimagined. Her mid-size big band is incredibly versatile. The first ten tracks can be played together.
If You Like: Arturo O’Farrill, Chucho Valdez
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
Oru de Oro Suite (1-10)
1/ We Need You Now (6:51) – percussion starts> midtempo jam shifts uptempo & funky> trumpet solo> uptempo jam> fade on percussion
*2/ Mountain Sky, Healthy High (4:06) – percussion starts> midtempo jam continually shifts in instrumentation> fade on percussion
*3/ Forest Of Secrets (4:41) – percussion starts> midtempo jam> flute solo> percussion leads into uptempo Jam> trumpet solo> midtempo jam> fade on percussion
4/ Color Crown (3:58) – percussion starts> midtempo jam> sax solo> midtempo jam> fade on percussion
**5/ Hallowed (4:05) – percussion starts> hesitating midtempo jam with heavy chords swings uptempo> piano solo> midtempo jam swings uptempo> fade on percussion
6/ Puntilla’s Gift (3:06) – percussion starts hesitatingly> slow tempo jam builds to midtempo> fade
*7/ Two Bodies, One Heavenly Soul (4:52) – percussion starts> midtempo jam> sax solo> midtempo jam> fade on percussion
*8/ The Heart Of It (5:36) – percussion starts> expansive midtempo jam> piano solo swings into uptempo jam> percussion jam> uptempo jam> percussion jam to fade
*9/ Flowers That Bloom In The Dark (5:15) – percussion starts> midtempo jam with shifting instrumentation> fade on percussion
10/ There Is Here, Then Is Now (6:59) – percussion starts> midetmpo jam> trumpet solo> sax solo> midtempo jam> percussion jam> uptempo jam> crescendo end
11/ The Wind Is The First To Know (9:46) – piano starts> male vocal spoken word poem> expansive midtempo jam> midtempo song with female vocal> chorus joins> uptempo jam> trumpet solo> uptempo song with female vocal & chorus> percussion to quick stop
**12/ Alabanza (10:28) – horns start> uptempo jam> piano solo> midtempo funky jam> percussion jam swings into uptempo jam> crescendo & fade on percussion

Track Listing
1.(Oru De Oro) We Need You Now 7.(Oru De Oro) Two Bodies, One Heavenly Soul
2.(Oru De Oro) Mountain Sky, Helthy High 8.(Oru De Oro) The Heart of It
3.(Oru De Oro) Forest of Secrets 9.(Oru De Oro) Flowers That Bloom in the Dark
4.(Oru De Oro) Color Crown 10.(Oru De Oro) There Is Here, Then Is Now
5.(Oru De Oro) Hallowed 11.The Wind Is the First to Know
6.(Oru De Oro) Puntilla's Gift 12.Alabanza