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Ramanan, Roland / Shaken
Album:Shaken Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ramanan, Roland Added:02/2003
Label:Emanem 

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Add Date:2003-02-24 Pull Date:2003-04-28 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-02-23 
"Structured improv" quintet -- that is, the music's freely improvised within some boundaries that keep it fairly jazzy. Let by Ramanan on trumpet.

Mostly slow jams with an attractive overall sound. It's abstract but doesn't venture overly far into squeak/squonk territory. A couple of fast tracks (4,6) add some spice. Very nice stuff overall; I like the *feel* of this session.

1*- Nice groove: Slow, high drama, lonely trumpet
2- Also slow, more scattered
3- Quiet
4*- Bright, fast, w/active drumming
5- Very quiet
6*- Bright & fast again
7- Slow, with nice composed-sounding opening
8- Zenlike wooden flutes
9*- Tumbling feel, very nice
10*- Slow/midtempo, rather pretty

Track Listing
1.Before 6.Promised
2.The Next 7.The That's that
3.Showers 8.Of a Handshake
4.Break 9.Worth Remembering
5.A Kiss 10.Forgotten