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Yasuma, Saco / Another Rain
Album:Another Rain Collection:Jazz
Artist:Yasuma, Saco Added:10/2007
Label:Leaf Note 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-11-11 Pull Date:2008-01-13 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:18 Nov

 Recent Airplay
1.Jun 05, 2009:Memory Select
Invisible Matters
3.Nov 16, 2007:No Cover, No Minimum
Calm Water
2.Nov 16, 2007:Memory Select
Liquid Entity

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-11-11 
SACO YASUMA: Another Rain
Leaf Note, 2007

Avant-garde saxophonist, originally from Japan. The music here walks that inside/outside line: it does get pretty wild but just as often holds to an adventurous postbop path. It’s all interesting; I can’t pick favorites.

1. 07:44 – medium propulsion: careful theme, vigorous bass, searching sax
2. 08:39 – bashing, clomping uptempo: cool solos for trumpet, sax, piano
3. 10:13 – strange poetry, calm autumnal sound with riotous breakouts
4. 08:55 – speedy & stormy: sax/rhythm section spar & explode, fast bass solo
5. 07:17 – slow, reedy “world” sound with bamboo sax & melodic percussion
6. 08:01 – interesting chugging postbop, with odd twists & turns, gets busy
7. 03:41 – speedy trumpet & drums, then everybody chatters over each other
8. 02:43 – solo sax, introspective, but pretty aggressive in the middle
9. 10:59 – straight jazz in an strange light: intruiging solos for everybody

[ Fo ] 11-Nov-07

Track Listing
1.Invisible Matters 5.Calm Water
2.Liquid Entity 6.Labyrinth
3.Fat Orange Moon 7.Straight Upwards
4.The Fifth Season 8.A Wind Blew Into My Hands
 9.Another Rain