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Blanchard, Terence / Flow, the
Album:Flow, the Collection:Jazz
Artist:Blanchard, Terence Added:07/2005
Label:Blue Note 

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Add Date:2005-07-10 Pull Date:2005-09-11 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:11 Sep28 Aug21 Aug24 Jul17 Jul

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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-07-24 
Excellent mainstream session with a cool, restrained edge. Lots of synthesizers for matte-like backgrounds (1,2). ACOUSTIC guitar plus liquidy ELECTRIC bass on many tracks, creating some really different touches to the album. This band wouldn't be kicked out of a staid jazz club, but Blanchard manages to produce something different, a low-key adventuresome sound.

It's arguably overproduced (see the scathing review in the magazine "Signal To Noise") but I like it.

Herbie Hancock guests on 4 and 7.

For similar sonic/acoustic jumbling in a less mainstream context, check out Henry Threadgill's "Up Popped the Two Lips."

1- Cool and sneaky, mid/fast with an outside air
2- Floaty atmosphere, distinct African tones. Liquidy electric bass.
3- African chant, midtempo. Ends up in a contempo acoustic-guitar solo.
4- Mid/slow mellowness
5- Mid/fast, bubbling, mildly Latin
6- Interlude with cool backwards acoustic guitar!
7- What I like to call "cold fire:" deceptively mellow feel that leads into intense, stormy soloing.
8- Slow, warm, welcoming
9- Cool mid/fast number
10- Brisk and upbeat interlude
11- Dynamic mid/fast piece with sprawling, psych-y electric guitar. Big ending.

Track Listing
1.Flow, Part 1 6.Flow, Part 2
2.Wadagbe (Intro) 7.The Source
3.Wadagbe 8.Over there
4.Benny's Tune 9.Child's Play
5.Wandering Wonder 10.Flow, Part 3
 11.Harvesting Dance