Godfrey, Mark Quintet / Square Peg
Album: Square Peg   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Godfrey, Mark Quintet   Added:Feb 2020
Label:Self Release  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2020-03-11 Pull Date: 2020-08-26 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Mar 15
Airplays: 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 29, 2021: Traditions (rebroadcast from Nov 12, 2021)
One Game Away From Winter
3. Mar 12, 2020: Old fart At Play
Black Stars
2. Nov 12, 2021: Traditions
One Game Away From Winter

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-02-29
Reviewed: 2020—02-29
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Toronto bassist Godfrey has put together a dynamic group of local musicians on this modern jazz outing, including the stellar Allison Au on alto sax. These are all original tunes. The band is only here to show what they can do & not demonstrate their influences. As a result, the music is continually evolving, fresh, and stimulating.
If You Like: Charles Mingus, Charles Lloyd, Jane Ira Bloom, Geri Allen
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
***1/ black stars (7:54) – sax starts> mellow midtempo jam builds to uptempo, then swings to fast tempo> crescendo> midtempo jam> fade
**2/ square peg (5:32) – drums start> uptempo jam morphs into cascading riffs to fade> pause> bass solo builds to midtempo> crescendo & fade
*3/ no gig today (5:46) –drums start> uptempo jam builds in volume, then mellows> slow fade
4/ u.s.s. rent-a-car (7:16) – bass starts> slow tempo off-kilter jam slowly builds in volume, then mellows> slowly builds to a crescendo> fade
*5/ skyline (7:16) – bass starts> midtempo jam> quick stop
**6/ one game away from winter (5:38) – sax starts> slow tempo jam> slow fade
7/ forty minutes or more (4:53) – piano/drums start> uptempo jam> builds to crescendo end
*8/ driving westbound (6:01) – piano starts> midtempo jam swings uptempo, then mellows to slow jam> slow fade
**9/ mcduff (5:59) – sax starts> midtempo jam builds to fast tempo> crescendo & slow fade
10/ bucket list (3:09) – bass solo

Track Listing
1. Black Stars   6. One Game Away From Winter
2. Square Peg   7. Forty Minutes or More
3. No Gig Today   8. Driving Westbound
4. U.S,S. Rent-a-Car   9. Mcduff
5. Skyline   10. Bucket List