Blades, Wil / Sketchy
Album:Sketchy Collection:Jazz
Artist:Blades, Wil Added:Dec 2007
Label:Doodlin' Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-01-27 Pull Date:2008-03-30 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Mar 16Mar 9Feb 24Feb 17Feb 10Feb 3

Recent Airplay
1.May 29, 2012:Rebop
Whas Up Doc, Where Go?
4.Nov 07, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Whas Up Doc
2.Feb 03, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
Mr. Lewis
5.Jun 26, 2008:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Mae Mae, Mr. Lewis
3.Jan 20, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
32nd St.
6.Mar 14, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
32nd St.

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-01-26 
Doodlin, 2007

HAMMOND B3 ORGAN – Avoiding the organ trio cliché, this Bay Area artist makes his debut as a leader with three horns added to the mix. That extra texture, plus Blades’ light touch on the keys and a diverse set of original soul-bop tunes all make for a solid introduction.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 4, 5, 7, 8

1. 5:28 – easygoing swing, relaxed solos and a steady drumbeat
2. 6:00 – New Orleans groove: buttery trombone & organ, cool drum break
3. 6:20 – breezy bop ditty: cool sax trades off with gliding organ lines
4. 7:49 – lightly swinging ballad, nicely understated round of solos
5. 8:54 – catchy, funky tribute to Dr. Lonnie Smith; jams merrily along
6. 8:02 – lazy, moody ballad; relaxed organ & trombone solos, big ending
7. 8:04 – sassy strut, burns low with a New Orleans beat, good guitar solo
8. 8:08 – rolling groove with cool drums, sneaky melody line, great solos
9. 5:06 – slow, wide-open ballad, just organ & sax
10. 5:14 – cute little funky strut, at a steady midtempo pace

[ Fo ] 26-Jan-08

Track Listing
1.Why? 6.I'm Not Home
2.32nd St. 7.Sketchy
3.Hopeful 8.Mr. Lewis
4.Where Go? 9.Hollowgram
5.Whas Up Doc 10.Mae Mae