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Lamb, Andrew / New Orleans Suite
Album:New Orleans Suite Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lamb, Andrew Added:Oct 2006
Label:Engine Studios 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-01-07 Pull Date:2007-03-11 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Mar 11Feb 4Jan 28Jan 14

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 09, 2007:Memory Select
Katrina's Path [conclusion], Katrina's Path
3.Jan 26, 2007:Memory Select
Rescue Me
2.Feb 02, 2007:Memory Select
Dyes And Lyes
4.Jan 12, 2007:Memory Select
Dyes And Lyes

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-01-02 
Brisk free jazz, a sax-bass-drums trio playing in a '60s tradition. Another album inspired by Hurricane Katrina, with plenty of ire for the government (track 1). Most of the music radiates energy and spirit; tracks 4 and 5 get meditative and could be considered a bit darker. Really nice stuff. FCC clean.

1- Pleasant springtime melody, with some spoken words: "Mother Nature just staged a terrorist attack on our ass, and ... not a muslim was blamed." Gets into sparse fast jamming.
2- Mid/fast with high energy, especially in the drums that lead it off with a controlled flurry. Measured sax keeps things in check.
Calmer second half.
3- Fast flowing, with fleet bass intro
4- Free-form exploration, lots of wind-chime percussion, a slow pace that picks up later as the clarinet kicks in
5- A mystical procession. Starts slow, building into a midtempo jam with hyper jangly percussion and some squeaky sax.
6- Happy, bucolic harmonica and whistling, kind of a calm after the storm. Some cool bass/drum duetting.

Track Listing
1.Dyes And Lyes 4.Back Water
2.Katrina's Path 5.Song Of The Miracle Lives
3.Rescue Me 6.Aftermath Healing