Sosa, Omar/Adam Rudolph / Pictures of Soul
Album:Pictures of Soul Collection:Jazz
Artist:Sosa, Omar/Adam Rudolph Added:Jan 2004
Label:Ota Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-03-15 Pull Date:2004-05-17 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 16Apr 25Apr 11Apr 4Mar 21

Recent Airplay
1.Oct 03, 2022:Rebop
The Call
4.Jan 09, 2005:radiomundi
Sweet Summer
2.Feb 27, 2014:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Trace of Burning Stars
5.May 14, 2004:Memory Select -- SF Alt preview (
3.May 28, 2005:Morning Glory
Trace of Burning Stars
6.Apr 23, 2004:Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-03-21 
Jazz/world improvisations of piano and hand percussion. Draws from the well of McCoy Tyner/modal jazz with touches of Latin, which is Sosa's main bag, but these are spontaneous pieces, touching on free-form territory although Sosa keeps things tonal (i.e. "normal" sounding) and most tracks carry a compelling rhythm. Lots of deep emotion here; don't skip the slow tracks like #11. A richly rewarding session.

The more rhythmic ones: 9,

1- Pensive, deep
2*- Slow. Big sweeping chords; a blustery night
3- Hyper and skittish; a percussion fireball
4- Lovely slow, w/wooden flute
5- Slightly oddball mid/fast rhythm
6- Midtempo; tensely dramatic
7- Mid/fast, w/sparse metallic sounds
8- Mid/fast abstract poking
9*- Fast, w/rich piano riffs
10- Slow & haunting, w/Tuvan throat singing(?)
11*- Slow and grand, a deep longing
12*- Slow; pretty in a heavy way
13- Jangly; mid/fast
14- Percussive low notes
15- Slow and comforting, w/accordion-sounding instrument. Patient.
16- Twenty-seven-second patter

Track Listing
1.Portrait 9.Trace of Burning Stars
2.The Call 10.Green Silence
3.Kachirumba 11.Winter of the Flower
4.Eye of the Blackbird 12.Sweet Summer
5.Dreams 13.Serenade for Two
6.The Wandering Night 14.Kiss of the Rain
7.Cuzco Refrain 15.Pilgrimage
8.Intermezzo 16.Black Exit