Smolowe, Jake / Level With Me
Album: Level With Me   Collection:General
Artist:Smolowe, Jake   Added:Feb 2006

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 28, 2007: "In Your Ear ..." w/ d.Bug, for the one I want to be with someday, hopefully.
Waltz With Padded Feet, Wish You Were Here..., The Next Step
2. Jul 21, 2006: Memory Select
Level With Me

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-07-21
Solo piano compositions, a jazzy sound but drawing from classical experience, it sounds like. Middling and slow tempos, kind of a recital atmosphere. Not ear-grabbing at first glance; maybe it would grow on me after a deeper listen.

Track 7 is interesting -- a blues form intentionally slowed down to create some interesting counterpoint. Sounds like something Lennie Tristano would do.

Liner notes give details on each track, mostly from an emotional response/personal experience POV.

Track Listing
1. Lost Vision   5. The Next Step
2. Wish You Were Here...   6. Stars And Mirrors
3. They Won't Know What Hit 'em   7. Level With Me
4. Verging   8. Waltz With Padded Feet
  9. Positive Future