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Amendola, Scott Band / Believe
Album:Believe Collection:Jazz
Artist:Amendola, Scott Band Added:06/2005
Label:Cryptogramophone 

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Add Date:2005-06-19 Pull Date:2005-08-21 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:21 Aug14 Aug7 Aug31 Jul24 Jul17 Jul10 Jul3 Jul
Airplays:33123445

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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-06-20 
Modern jazz, funk, rock, and Afro-pop ideas sprinkled among nine compositions by local drummer Amendola. Two big-name guitarists -- Nels Cline and Jeff Parker -- spin complex jazz lines while violinist Jenny Scheinman makes the music really soar.

Great stuff. Accessible but deep -- most tracks take full advantage of this band to present intertwined layers of musical logic; let yourself get lost in tracks like 4 and 7. An able sequel to Amendola's previous album, "Cry."

1- Sneaky and floaty. Opens w/coolly delicious bassline.
2- Funky and bright, definite Afro-pop influence, fairly fast
3- Agile, jazzy two-guitar intro. Scottish-field theme into solos
4- Slow, lovely, with some bluesy moments. Very "ECM."
5- Mid/slow rock, a tip of the hat to Crazy Horse
6- Light, mid/fast
7- Pleasant, mildly Latin, fairly fast. Really nice solos dominated by violin
8- Midtempo, darkly rocking. Noisy insect-buzz guitar on intro and solo.
9- Slow; both mournful and hopeful. Eerie ringing doom intro.

Track Listing
1.Believe 5.Buffalo Bird Woman
2.Oladipo 6.Smarty Pants
3.Shady 7.Valentine
4.If Only Once 8.Resistance
 9.Cesar Chavez