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Keezer, Geoffrey / Wildcrafted
Album:Wildcrafted Collection:Jazz
Artist:Keezer, Geoffrey Added:02/2006
Label:Maxjazz 

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Add Date:2006-02-19 Pull Date:2006-04-23 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:26 Feb
Airplays:3

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 19, 2014:Rebop
Mirrim
3.Feb 24, 2006:Memory Select
Stompin' At The Savoy
2.Feb 25, 2006:Biff Bang Pow
Breath Of The Volcano
4.Feb 21, 2006:Morning Glory
Black And Tan Fantasy

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-02-19 
Mainstream jazz, a robust piano trio with a rich '60s sound. Some tracks add synth soundbeds that I could do without (3,5). Nothing too groundbreaking here, but Keezer's soloing packs plenty of fireworks, and his set includes some interesting ideas.

1- Quick and sly, with a loose, exciting structure. Cool drum solo.
2- Fairly quiet, w/flashy piano solo
3- Slow, lovely, quite sappy
4- Fast and gutsy
5- Slow funk, a Bjork cover. Rhodes piano adds atmosphere that's either innovative or cheesy, can't decide which.
6- Soft, midtempo. Fancy fingerwork on piano solo
7- Duke Ellington's "Black & Tan," a sly swing. The early piano solo is played on left hand with a running trickle of high notes from the right -- not that difficult, probably, but sounds cool.
8- Gentle mid/fast. Interesting, simple rhythm in the theme.
9- Crisp straight jazz with dextrous piano parts. Bass solo. Long applause at the end.

Track Listing
1.Stompin' At The Savoy 5.Venus As A Boy
2.Tea And Watercolors 6.The Kindest Soul
3.Koikugari Bushi 7.Black And Tan Fantasy
4.Mirrim 8.Ghost In The Photograph
 9.Breath Of The Volcano