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Roseman, Josh / New Constellations
Album:New Constellations Collection:Jazz
Artist:Roseman, Josh Added:Nov 2007
Label:Accurate Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-01-20 Pull Date:2008-03-23 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Mar 23Feb 24Feb 17Feb 3Jan 27

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 08, 2011:Rebop
Confucious, Satta Massaganna
4.Feb 15, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
2.Mar 21, 2008:Memory Select
I Should Have Known Better
5.Jan 31, 2008:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
3.Feb 22, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
6.Jan 25, 2008:Memory Select
Greasy Feets Music

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-01-19 
JOSH ROSEMAN: New Constellations
Accurate, 2007

This one is hard to classify – not only does it combine modern jazz, dub and ska in a tribute to Skatalites trombonist Don Drummond, it’s also both a live album and a remix project… the live tapes were sliced & diced in-studio by producers GoodandEvil. Roseman is joined by Peter Apfelbaum on sax and Oakland trumpeter Ambrose Akinmusire.

Fo’s Picks: 1 - 5, 8

1. 6:47 – laid-back dub, really nice trombone over atmospheric reggae beat
2. 7:15 – agitated jazz: skittery drums, punchy horns; strong sax, gets trippy
3. 7:27 – uptempo ska beat front & center, good solos for trombone & keys
4. 5:31 – weirdo ska w/ demented touches, plodding tempo, relaxed trombone
5. 5:42 – elastic tempo: trombone wanders over, choppy beat, trippy snippets
6. 7:45 – starts downtempo, gets grooving; good horn interplay, reggae breaks
7. 6:35 – slurring horns jostle with reggae beat & tinkly r&b
8. 5:28 – uptempo ska beat, all three horns get into it
9. 8:37 – moody piano atmosphere, then a clumpy ballad with slow horn layers
10. 4:07 – relaxed version of a reggae classic, played relatively straight
11. 4:52 – “live remix” of #4, puts horns up front & really messes up the riddim

[ Fo ] 19-Jan-08

Track Listing
1.Satta Massaganna 6.Theme Constellations
2.Greasy Feets Music 7.B4 And After
3.Thoroughfare 8.Confucious
4.I Should Have Known Better 9.Purpled Turtles Liberations
5.Olsen Twins Subpoena 10.I Wanna Be With You
 11.I Should Have Known Better (Live Remix)