Carter/Chestnut/Jackson/Veal / Gold Sounds
Album: Gold Sounds   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Carter/Chestnut/Jackson/Veal   Added:Dec 2005
Label:Brown Brothers  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-12-04 Pull Date: 2006-02-05 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jan 22 Jan 15 Dec 18 Dec 11
Airplays: 1 1 2 4

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 09, 2015: 12-9-2015
My First Mine
4. Dec 16, 2005: Memory Select
2. Jan 20, 2006: Memory Select
My First Mine
5. Dec 11, 2005: Coronary Heart Disease
Blue Hawaiian
3. Jan 08, 2006: Neurotic Tonic
Blue Hawaiian
6. Dec 09, 2005: Memory Select
Platform Blues

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-12-04
Big fun: All-star mainstream jazz guys covering Pavement songs. Lots of energy here -- Strong beats, cool electric bass and electric piano for a '70s feel on many tracks. James Carter throws plenty of free-jazz tricks into his solos. I'll admit I don't know the Pavement songs (yes, I suck) but this project seems to avoid the slavishness to melody that makes "Beatle jazz" so awful (the exception is track 6). These guys had a lot of fun twisting around the music.

The band: James Carter (sax), Cyrus Chestnut (keys), Ali Jackson (drums), Reginald Veal (bass: acoustic & electric.)

As for why they did this, the liner notes describes it as the CD equivalent of a fantasy sports team. The label owners were inspired by seeing Veal perform at a benefit concert, and decided to recruit a dream-team quartet, selecting Pavement to be the source material.

Oh, and the CD title is taken from a Pavement EP, which we have in the library.

1- Furious intro into warm Harlem jazz and some goofing around
2- Bluesy midtempo with cutesy ideas. At +3:30, morphs into an avant-New-Orleans stomp -- cool!
3- R&B/gospel mellowness w/"ooo" vocals. Fast ending.
4- Folky, chugging. Mid/fast.
5- Downcast midtempo, a delicious '70s vibe. Crazy sax solo.
6- Sentimental mid/fast, a bit sappy
7- Hard digging. Mid/fast
8- Solo piano: Snappy, upbeat, and warm

Track Listing
1. Stereo   5. Blue Hawaiian
2. My First Mine   6. Here
3. Cut Your Hair   7. Platform Blues
4. Summer Babe   8. Trigger Cut