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Mcneil, John / This Way Out
Album:This Way Out Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mcneil, John Added:12/2003

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-12-22 Pull Date:2004-02-23 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:22 Feb25 Jan18 Jan28 Dec

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 20, 2004:Memory Select
My Taxi
3.Jan 16, 2004:Memory Select
Picasso View
2.Jan 23, 2004:No Cover, No Minimum
Mi Tio
4.Dec 26, 2003:Memory Select
My Taxi

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-01-03 
Bebop jazz, straightforward stuff. Many tracks (2,4,12) carry a mildly Klezmer feel, or is it Mexican horns? The band is characterized strongly by the trumpet sound, bright and forceful.

Relatively short songs (7 minutes max). Mostly in a conservative vein, except for the weirdness of tracks 3 and 11.

1- Fast twisty bebop
2- Slowish; Mexican feel to the horns
3- Quick and perky
4- Gentle midtempo
5*- Fast straight bop
6- Slow
7- Midtempo; mellow, warm, chintzy
8*- Mid/slow, with bright trumpet solo
9*- Fast, tumbling, madcap
10- Quiet little shuffle
11- Sparse, quiet, improv. Some quiet gentle vocals.
12- Dreamy-slow. Very melodic solos, appropriate to a closing track

Track Listing
1.Mi Tio 7.Because of You
2.A La Orilla 8.Know Your Limits
3.Picasso View 9.Skeeter
4.My Taxi 10.West Coast Memories
5.Last Minute 11.Dewey Defeats Truman
6.What Comes After 12.Flor De Viento