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

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-03-13 Pull Date: 2005-05-15 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: May 1 Apr 24 Apr 17 Apr 10 Apr 3
Airplays: 1 4 3 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 12, 2023: Music Casserole
Jump Up
4. Apr 20, 2005: False Alarm
G Suit Saltation
2. Apr 26, 2005: The [Pianist's] Panoply
Gangsterism on the Rise
5. Apr 20, 2005: Junk: The Best of Jazz n' Funk
Jump Up, Fire Waltz
3. Apr 22, 2005: Memory Select
6. Apr 18, 2005: Black and Blue
Gangsterism on the Rise

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