|Ajaye, Franklin / Vagabond Jazz & the Abstract T|
|Album:||Vagabond Jazz & the Abstract T||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Ajaye, Franklin||Added:||Feb 2005|
|Add Date:||2005-02-13||Pull Date:||2005-04-17||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||Apr 3||Mar 27||Mar 13||Mar 6||Feb 20|
|1.||Apr 01, 2005:||Memory Select |
Harlem Rooftop Conversation
|4.||Mar 05, 2005:||Morning Glory |
|2.||Mar 26, 2005:||the Dog and Pony show |
|5.||Mar 01, 2005:||Umami Jazz Program |
Get on the Train
|3.||Mar 11, 2005:||Memory Select |
|6.||Feb 18, 2005:||Memory Select |
Drifting and gently grooving pieces, mostly with clarinet and bass. Lots like an ECM record including an echoey sound. The tracks have a nice slowed-down jazz groove to them; they’re slow but not sleepy and (mostly) going for something tougher than that lyrical new-age feel.|
Ajaye is a stand-up comic -- “The Jazz Comedian” he called himself -- whose career goes back to the ‘70s. He’s a pretty funny guy who’s made a living lately as a TV writer but still performs. He’s playing the clarinet on these tracks, with brother Eric supplying all the other instruments. Included with the Music CD is a disc of one of Franklin’s performances from 2000.
1- A floaty kind of cool. Relaxed groove with bass & clarinet
2- Cavernous and wandering.
3- Bass and clarinet again; nice recurring bass riff
4- Romantic; verges on smooth jazz
5- Meditative Miles cover
6- Slow, peaceful
7- Adds percussion for some different color
8- Slow. Nice beat develops towards the end.
9- Adds quiet, piping trumpet
10- Gentle start develops into a nice upbeat groove.
|2.||Deja Blue||7.||Get on the Train|
|3.||Forest Walk||8.||The Key of Sea|
|4.||Pearls||9.||Harlem Rooftop Conversation|
|5.||In a Silent Way||10.||Scarborough Faire|