|Moran, Jason / Same Mother|
|Add Date:||2005-03-13||Pull Date:||2005-05-15||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||1 May||24 Apr||17 Apr||10 Apr||3 Apr|
|1.||Tue, 26 Apr 05:||Peter|
The [Pianist's] Panoply
|4.||Wed, 20 Apr 05:||Brit Chick II|
Junk: The Best of Jazz n' Funk
|2.||Fri, 22 Apr 05:||Wedge|
|5.||Mon, 18 Apr 05:||Popcorn|
Black and Blue
|3.||Wed, 20 Apr 05:||Popcorn|
|6.||Fri, 15 Apr 05:||Wedge|
Blue Note's star pianist digs into some blues forms -- the album's title comes from the idea that blues and jazz come from the same mother. |
The "blues" part brings out new sides of Moran's music -- Mardi Gras warmth (2), pool-hall cool (5) -- as opposed to the steely hipness of past albums. The addition of a guitarist is another departure for him.
But Moran is still in there. The music is spiced with his usual blend of Greg Osby-like angularity and flutterings of hip-hop influence. And his solos still amaze and delight. Recommended, and you should be listening to his other albums too.
1- Thundering but friendly. Mid/slow but energetic.
2- Big, fun, jumping. Moran shows he can boogie-woogie
3- Quieter, acoustic, gentle
4- Lush cocktail sound, gets faster and stormier
5- Glassy blues, with guitar and some fierce moments
6- Dramatic, vaguely tango-esque. Gets fast and swirling.
7- Gets big and stormy. With slide guitar.
8- Quiet burblings, strange slinky guitar, a bit ominous
9- Grand and studious, a nearly new-age landscape
10- Choppy, aggressive, a bit bluesy, pretty cool
|1.||Gangsterism on the Rise||6.||Fire Waltz|
|2.||Jump Up||7.||Field of the Ded|
|4.||G Suit Saltation||9.||The Field|
|5.||I'll Play the Blues for You||10.||Gangsterism on the Set|