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Valentino, Johnnie / Stingy Brim
Album:Stingy Brim Collection:Jazz
Artist:Valentino, Johnnie Added:04/2006
Label:Omnitone 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-05-21 Pull Date:2006-07-23 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:23 Jul16 Jul9 Jul2 Jul18 Jun4 Jun28 May
Airplays:1111113

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 15, 2010:Jena & Gomorrah
Where, When And How
4.Jul 07, 2006:No Cover, No Minimum
Stingy Brim
2.Jul 21, 2006:Memory Select
4M^2
5.Jun 30, 2006:Memory Select
Stingy Brim
3.Jul 13, 2006:Storytime!
Oyster Bay, Stingy Brim
6.Jun 12, 2006:No Cover, No Minimum
Oyster Bay

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-05-18 
Guitar-led modern jazz: Fun, playful stuff with an angular sense of funk. The tuba and occasional clarinet suggest New Orleans styles, but the quirky composing falls more in the camp of modern bop. And the guitar solos frequently dig into some sleeves-rolled-up blues/rock. Not too cerebral, should be accessible to most ears. A good time.

For a similar treat, in terms of tuba and new uses of funky rhythms, check out Henry Threadgill's stuff -- it gets more "out there" but it's all in fun.

1- Jumbly, upbeat, fun. Fast, swirly w/organ
2- N'Orleans crawl, slowish
3- Chipper stumbling bouncy theme, into open-space sax soloing and bluesy guitar segment
4- Propulsive bop feel. Quick burbly guitar, after a gradual start
5- Floaty, pretty, shimmery. Fairly slow, a bit new agey.
6- Slowish but playful. Ethereal weird/fusion guitar solo.
7- Wandering, searching feel. Midtempo with lingering chords
8- Mysterious, playful/spooky bounce. Surprisingly, it turns out to be a slow R&B piece with some catchy changes.
9- Strange and abstract improv
10- Bluesy walk with Monk-like twistiness. Mid/fast.

Track Listing
1.Stingy Brim 6.Stone Balloons
2.Dog Eggs 7.Where, When And How
3.Oyster Bay 8.Coyote Cowboy
4.4m2 9.Off Balance
5.Return 10.All Monk's Children