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Finn, James / Opening the Gates
Album:Opening the Gates Collection:Jazz
Artist:Finn, James Added:03/2005
Label:Cadence Jazz 

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Add Date:2005-08-22 Pull Date:2005-10-24 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Ben
Reviewed 2005-08-16 
James Finn – Opening the Gates
Solid downtown-style free bop in the manner of David Ware or Charles Gayle. CIMP regulars Dominic Duval and Whit Dickey lay down a solid foundation and Finn does some excellent soloing. Nice stuff.

1. Agitated rumbling groove
*2. Slow and majestic wailing
3. Flighty drums lead exploratory sax
4. Quiet, restrained
5. Wild sax wailing
6. Mysterious with a slow start, then light groove
*7. Crazy groove with nice solo
8. Cymbal backdrop to improv

Ben B 8/9/05

Track Listing
1.Stone Birds' Northward Helix 5.Spinning Pyramids Propelled
2.Opening the Gates 6.Truth Exiled Into Paradise
3.Starlight Extensions 7.Transmissions Spheric
4.Falling Blossoms Rising Moon 8.Prayer for the Dead