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Stevens, Michael Jefry/Michael / Play
Album:Play Collection:Jazz
Artist:Stevens, Michael Jefry/Michael Added:09/2004

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-10-11 Pull Date:2004-12-13 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:21 Nov14 Nov7 Nov31 Oct24 Oct17 Oct

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 16, 2004:Storytime--Miscellaneous
The Journey
4.Oct 29, 2004:Memory Select
Memory Lane
2.Nov 10, 2004:the Dog and Pony Show
5.Oct 20, 2004:The Dog and Pony Show
3.Nov 05, 2004:Memory Select
Sea Song
6.Oct 15, 2004:Memory Select
The Journey

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-10-10 
Classical-sounding duets of piano and bassoon. It's in an improvised-jazz mindset. but Stevens plays with a grand chamber-music air. Add the unusual sound of the bassoon, and you get the sound of a serious recital. It's a nice change of pace, and Rabinovitch gets plenty of chances to cut loose on bassoon. The recording is close enough that you can hear his fingers on the keys (particularly on #7).

These two guys were partners in a free-jazz group called the Mosaic Sextet, but it's been a decade since they've recorded together.

1- Fast
2- Fast start; slows down in the middle.
3- Fast and dreamy piano solo
4- Slow, spare
5- Jumpy and mid/fast
6- Slow, dramatic
7- Spritely bassoon solo
8- Fast and tumbling
9- Pensive, quiet. Fast in spots
10- New-agey piano, delicate and fast
11- Playful classical
12- Fairly slow
13- Grumbly, fast
14- Serious start; fast and twiddly in second half

Track Listing
1.Sibling Rivalry 8.The Journey
2.Memory Lane 9.Meadow
3.Cloud Drift 10.Whispering Wind
4.Dew Drops 11.Sea Song
5.Play 12.The Graceful Bear
6.Aftermath 13.The Preparation
7.Reflections 14.Rivulets