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Monaco, Amanda 4 / Intention
Album:Intention Collection:Jazz
Artist:Monaco, Amanda 4 Added:06/2007
Label:Innova Recordings 

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Add Date:2007-07-29 Pull Date:2007-09-30 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:30 Sep16 Sep2 Sep26 Aug19 Aug5 Aug
Airplays:111112

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 28, 2007:Memory Select
Old Skool Flava
4.Aug 24, 2007:Memory Select: sfSound and Webern
Procrastination
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