Monaco, Amanda 4 / Intention
Album: Intention   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Monaco, Amanda 4   Added:Jun 2007
Label:Innova Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-07-29 Pull Date: 2007-09-30 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 30 Sep 16 Sep 2 Aug 26 Aug 19 Aug 5
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Sep 28, 2007: Memory Select
Old Skool Flava
4. Aug 24, 2007: Memory Select: sfSound and Webern
2. Sep 14, 2007: Memory Select
Resolution Lift
5. Aug 15, 2007: Where the Girls Are
Tel Aviv I Love Her
3. Aug 31, 2007: No Cover, No Minimum
Tel Aviv I Love Her
6. Aug 03, 2007: Memory Select
Resolution Lift

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-07-25
Second album from NYC jazz guitarist Amanda Monaco, in a quartet with a saxophone in the front line. At times, this is like warm standards jazz, but then you've got tracks that flash a modern writing style (5) or some free-jazz ideas (2,4). Monaco sporting a thoughtful and sometimes jangly sound on jazz guitar. Deceptively mellow; tracks like 1, 3 and 6 build up a nicely cool energy. Good stuff.

1- Slow, pretty, gets a bit stormy later
2- Upbeat bop, a spiky theme. Gets into aggressive free jazz and a spare guitar/bass duet.
3- Soft, slightly exotic. Hard digging bass solo.
4- Avant-garde, with controlled explosions amid slowish wandering. A fuzzed-out guitar sound.
5- Upbeat with an urgent bassline amid relaxed sax/guitar lines. Later, a stern groove with attitude. Catchy stuff.
6- Teetering, slowish intro, kind of pretty but tense. Then a nice mid/fast straight-jazz form.
7- Warm straight-jazz, calmly mid/fast
8- Ballad, soft and warm, big sax tone, unwinds into a gentle untethered guitar-sax duet for a while

Track Listing
1. Intention   5. Old Skool Flava
2. Resolution Lift   6. Deadlines Looming
3. Tel Aviv I Love Her   7. Deception
4. Procrastination   8. My Man Stan