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Maupin, Bennie Ensemble / Penumbra
Album:Penumbra Collection:Jazz
Artist:Maupin, Bennie Ensemble Added:05/2006
Label:Cryptogramophone 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2006-06-11 Pull Date:2006-08-13 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:13 Aug23 Jul16 Jul2 Jul25 Jun18 Jun
Airplays:112121

 Recent Airplay
1.May 06, 2016:Rebop
Penumbra
4.Jul 14, 2006:Memory Select
See The Positive
2.Aug 08, 2006:Umami Jazz Program
See The Positive
5.Jul 14, 2006:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
See The Positive
3.Jul 21, 2006:Memory Select
Tapping Things
6.Jun 27, 2006:Umami Jazz Program
Neophilia 2006

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-06-11 
Free jazz with tastes of grooving and even funk, and some chamber sensibilities on slower tracks. Led by Maupin on reeds, especially bass clarinet -- he's graced many a classic album, including Miles' Bitches Brew and On the Corner.

Richly jazzy and definitely accessible, but with a sense of adventure. Keeps to a relatively cool intensity, as opposed to aggressive blowouts. Really nice stuff, even a couple of pretty tracks (check out 14). Includes some short solo-horn wanderings: 4,6,10.

The story of how Jeff Gauthier (Cryptogramophone's founder) met up with Maupin is pretty cool... check it out here:
http://www.greenleafmusic.com/#/blog/2008/11/bennie_maupin.php

1- Mid/fast patter in 7/8; slinky bass clarinet solo
2- Coolly steady groove, fairly straight
3- Softly abstract and disjoint. Mid/fast, low key
5- Flute piece, soft, with cool-sounding tuned percussion
7- Gentle and pleasant, mid/fast. Quiet, airy start.
8- Mid/fast, nice groove. Quiet start.
9- Slow lines, into bright energetic jam
11- Upbeat groove
12- Calm free soloing, fairly slow/relaxed.
13- Perky mid/fast little groove
14- Slow, really nice.

Track Listing
1.Neophilia 2006 8.Tapping Things
2.Walter Bishop Jr. 9.Vapors
3.Level Three 10.One For Eric Dolphy
4.Blinkers 11.See The Positive
5.Penumbra 12.Trope On A Rope
6.Mirror Image 13.The 12th Day
7.Message To Prez 14.Equal Justice