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Francois, Yves / Blues for Hawk
Album:Blues for Hawk Collection:Jazz
Artist:Francois, Yves Added:Jul 2005
Label:Delmark Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-08-28 Pull Date:2005-10-30 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 23Oct 16Oct 9Oct 2Sep 25Sep 18Sep 11Sep 4

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4.Oct 10, 2005:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
2.Oct 21, 2005:Still No Cover, No Minimum
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5.Oct 07, 2005:No Cover, No Minimum
3.Oct 17, 2005:Deep in the Groove
Blues for Hawk
6.Sep 30, 2005:No Cover, No Minimum
How Long Blues

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-09-03 
Jazz in oldie styles, a rich blues-laden mix with heavy New Orleans influences and big-band experience. Definite blues forms -- the right chords, the right kinds of vocals and lyrics -- led by Francois' colorfully growly trumpet. Short solos, like in the old days.

These are 1980s sessions organized by Francois to highlight saxophonists Franz Jackson and Eddie Johnson. Liner notes detail who's soloing when.

Vocal - 2, 6, 11, 13, 16

1- Mid/fast, retro swing. Jumpin'
2- Bouncy mid/fast
3- Mid/fast and chugging
4- Slow blues
5- N'Orleans mid/fast, w/clarinet
6- Midtempo. Energetic gruff vocal.
7- Mid/fast, bright
8- Romantic mid/slow
9- Danceable stomp, gets FAST. Cool drum solo.
10- (False start)
11- Midtempo New Orleans horns
12- Slow, swaying, romantic
13- Midtempo. Cool counterpoint in intro
14- Midtempo, jaunty. Showtune-like.
15- Mid/fast step with a soft edge
16- Midtempo w/female vocal
17- Rolling happy bluesy.

Track Listing
1.Lester Leaps in 9.Catnip
2.Roll 'em Pete 10.Studio Chatter
3.Comin' in Home 11.Mecca Flat Blues
4.Blues for Hawk 12.Just a Feeling
5.Melancholy Baby 13.Sweet Sue (Just You)
6.How Long Blues 14.Hot Harlem
7.Tiptoe 15.Wrap Your Troubles in Dreams
8.Kathy 16.Spider Crawl
 17.Hassell Road