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Pope, Odean Saxophone Choir / Locked And Loaded
Album:Locked And Loaded Collection:Jazz
Artist:Pope, Odean Saxophone Choir Added:Apr 2006
Label:Half Note 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-04-16 Pull Date:2006-06-18 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jun 11May 28May 21May 14May 7Apr 23

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 10, 2008:In a Silent Way
Prince Lasha
4.Jun 09, 2006:Memory Select
Coltrane Time
2.Jan 04, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum: Extended Wanderings
Coltrane Time
5.Jun 05, 2006:No Cover, No Minimum
Prince Lasha
3.Jan 26, 2007:No Cover, No Minimum
Prince Lasha
6.May 22, 2006:No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-04-14 
Nine-sax band backed by piano/bass/drums, with special guests on solos (Michael Brecker, Joe Lovano, etc.) Mostly a mainstream sound with fast "expert-level" solos, particularly 1 and 5, where Pope himself takes the lead, but you can also hear the free-jazz voices inside Brecker and Lovano. Fun stuff, very accessible. Applause ends each track.

The featured soloist is listed in () for each track.

1- Lush, swaying, pretty. Midtempo. Great sax solo. (Pope)
2- Really fast. Tense, exciting. (Brecker)
3- Lushly romantic but fast; slows down later for the solo (Lovano)
4- Ballroom slow dance, albeit at a fairly fast pace. (Julian Pressley)
5- Crazy stacatto. Gruff, avant double-solo (Pope/Brecker)
6- Swaying theme, into dark disjoint open solo (Lovano)
7- Mid/fast, a big-city bustle for a long, towering solo by James Carter. Built on simple, catchy riffs; kind of a throwaway tune but Carter forges all kinds of sparks from it (Carter)

Track Listing
1.Epitome 4.Central Park West
2.Prince Lasha 5.Coltrane Time
3.Cis 6.Terrestrial
 7.Muntu Chant