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Mayfield, Irvin/Gordon Parks / Half Past Autumn Suite
Album:Half Past Autumn Suite Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mayfield, Irvin/Gordon Parks Added:02/2003
Label:Basin Street 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-02-24 Pull Date:2003-04-28 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:13 Apr23 Mar16 Mar9 Mar2 Mar

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 12, 2009:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
4.Jan 17, 2004:Morning Glory
2.Sep 15, 2006:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
5.Apr 08, 2003:No Cover, No Minimum
3.Jan 31, 2006:Morning Glory
6.Apr 06, 2003:Sean's Show
Flowerscape, Love Petals, Moonscape

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-02-23 
Easy contemporary jazz, led by 24-year-old trumpeter Mayfield ... who's done some fun work with Los Hombres Calientes but is in tame, suit-and-tie form here. Mainstream stuff -- nothing adventurous here, but it's well executed.

The Gimmick: These songs were commissioned to accompany a photography exhibit by Gordon Parks, an 89-year-old artist who's been the subject of an HBO documentary.

Parks plays piano on track 9; Wynton Marsalis guests on 8.

1*- Mid/fast, slinky
2- Slow, romantic
3- Interesting percussion gives way to mellow piano jazz
4- Soft
5**- Mid/fast, with players trading off solos. Cookin'.
6- Sappy
7- Slow, kinda '70s
8*- Mellow New Orleans blues, with some pretty cool soloing
9- Slow, atmospheric
10*- Slow, stormy, with some "free" elements

Track Listing
1.Moonscape 6.Fatimah
2.Love Petals 7.Jazz Poetry #1
3.Evening 8.Blue Dawn
4.Jazz Poetry #2 9.Wind Song
5.Flowerscape 10.Toward Infinity