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Brock, Zach/Coffee Achievers / Chemistry
Album:Chemistry Collection:Jazz
Artist:Brock, Zach/Coffee Achievers Added:03/2005
Label:Secret Fort Records 

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Add Date:2005-03-06 Pull Date:2005-05-08 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:8 May1 May24 Apr17 Apr10 Apr27 Mar20 Mar
Airplays:1111111

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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-03-03 
Mainstream jazz violinist with a strong creative streak. Heavy doses of Jean Luc Ponty in his blood, but Brock has the taste to use his prog/fusion chops only on certain tracks. He'll use distortion to get a guitar sound from the violin -- which is either edgy or too "classic rock" depending on POV (#1,5).

Recommended despite some unpleasantly sappy songs (#9 especially). But if the industry powers ever decide to market Brock as the Next Big Thing, I guess they'll be glad to see he can show some heart.

My faves : 1,5,7,8

1- Slow, lingering, chiming. Builds during a guitar-like solo
2- Cute, perky midtempo with odd time sigs. Gets cheesy.
3- Schlocky "luv" funk, light but pretty
4- Parisian sidewalk-cafe sound
5- Complex prog-like scrawls, fairly fast
6- Soft, slow. Female vocal
7- Light, bouncing, w/harmonica & male voc. A bit Metheny-like in spots.
8- Proggy Daryl Anger sound. Rips it up in the solo.
9- Soft and happy and just awful

Track Listing
1.Cold Turkey 5.Remember Young Ray
2.This Is Just 6.Playa Blanca
3.1 A.M. Gate 7.I Can't Help Myself
4.Unchosen 8.In Thoughts and Dreams
 9.Almost Never Was