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Kinch, Soweto / Conversations with the Unseen
Album:Conversations with the Unseen Collection:Jazz
Artist:Kinch, Soweto Added:Oct 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-11-15 Pull Date:2005-01-17 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jan 16Jan 9Dec 26Dec 19Dec 12Dec 5Nov 28Nov 21

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 12, 2005:the Dog and Pony Show
4.Dec 22, 2004:Biased Diffusion
Doxology, Intro
2.Jan 12, 2005:The Panoply
Spokes and Pedals
5.Dec 18, 2004:Morning Glory
Equiano's Tears
3.Jan 05, 2005:the Dog and Pony Show
Spokes and Pedals
6.Dec 08, 2004:The Dog and Pony Show
Spokes and Pedals

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-11-14 
British saxophonist and rapper. Tracks stick to a mainstream bent, mostly straight-jazz instrumentals with a few 90-degree turns into fairly safe hip-hop territory.

Jazz-wise, Kinch is the descendent of Coltrane that you'd expect, and he spins some nice fast sax solos. A jazz guitar provides the second lead voice. The raps seem reasonable (I'm admittedly no expert here) and get a weird tilt from Kinch's British accent.

1- Cool-handed rap. "Open it up."
2- Gets into some nice fast jamming
3- Slow mystery. Opens with nice sax solo.
4- Slinky little theme. Midtempo and light.
5- Bright mid/fast post-bop
6- Mellow R&B with rap. Jazzy background led by guitar.
7- Sly Middle-Eastern groove. Kind of retro.
8- Bouncy happy bebop
9- Slow and romantic, a bit sappy/loungy.
10- Mid/fast, opens with a big drum solo
11- Cross between rap and Tin Pan Alley. Interesting and sunny.
12- *FCC* Closing rap, with band callouts and thank yous.

Track Listing
1.Intro 7.Snakehips
2.Doxology 8.Mungo's Adventure
3.Conversations with the ... 9.The Flame Thrower
4.Elision 10.Equiano's Tears
5.Spokes and Pedals 11.Good Nyooz
6.Intermission: Split Decision 12.Outro