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Moran, Jason / Same Mother
Album:Same Mother Collection:Jazz
Artist:Moran, Jason Added:03/2005
Label:Blue Note 

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Add Date:2005-03-13 Pull Date:2005-05-15 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:1 May24 Apr17 Apr10 Apr3 Apr
Airplays:14322

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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
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5.Mon, 18 Apr 05:Popcorn
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3.Wed, 20 Apr 05:Popcorn
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6.Fri, 15 Apr 05:Wedge
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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-03-12 
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

Track Listing
1.Gangsterism on the Rise 6.Fire Waltz
2.Jump Up 7.Field of the Ded
3.Aubade 8.Restin'
4.G Suit Saltation 9.The Field
5.I'll Play the Blues for You 10.Gangsterism on the Set