Masson, Nicolas / Awake
Album:Awake Collection:Jazz
Artist:Masson, Nicolas Added:Sep 2002
Label:Altri Suoni 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2002-09-16 Pull Date:2002-11-18 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Nov 10Oct 6

Recent Airplay
1.Aug 29, 2004:Oh Messy Life
3.Oct 04, 2002:Memory Select
2.Nov 08, 2002:Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2002-11-15 
Accessible jazz/bop quartet led by sax and trumpet. There's a drowsy vibe to the album, but it's not slow/sleepy music, as even the slow pieces are brisk, and the piercing trumpet keeps things bright (as on track 4). Very likeable overall, and some nice free playing here and there.

1* - Snappy midtempo
2 - Mostly quiet, slow
3* - Fast/mid, with nice solo segment in straight-bebop fashion
4* - Slow, but kicks a bit due to loud trumpet solo
5 - Perky midtempo
6 - Slow, relaxed
7* - Lots of openness, gets cooking later
8 - Midtempo, based on overlapping bleats. Gets into some nice open/free spaces, but it's annoying at first.

Track Listing
1.Phoenix 5.Sboink
2.I Don't Remember 6.Maboroshi
3.Magnolia 7.Dream Piece
4.Khas Baator 8.Awake