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Sosa, Omar/Adam Rudolph / Pictures of Soul
Album:Pictures of Soul Collection:Jazz
Artist:Sosa, Omar/Adam Rudolph Added:01/2004
Label:Ota Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-03-15 Pull Date:2004-05-17 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:16 May25 Apr11 Apr4 Apr21 Mar

Recent Airplay
1.Thu, 27 Feb 14:Sunshine
Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
4.Fri, 14 May 04:Wedge
Memory Select -- SF Alt preview (sfalt.org)
2.Sat, 28 May 05:Sunshine
Morning Glory
5.Fri, 23 Apr 04:Wedge
Memory Select
3.Sun, 09 Jan 05:chuck
6.Sat, 10 Apr 04:Sunshine
Morning Glory

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