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Hoffman, Amos / Evolution
Album:Evolution Collection:World
Artist:Hoffman, Amos Added:Apr 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-11-02 Pull Date:2009-01-04 Charts:Reggae/World
Week Ending:Jan 4Dec 21Dec 14Dec 7Nov 23Nov 9

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 01, 2009:Briefcase Full Of Simchas
Hamsa, The Journey
4.Dec 30, 2008:At the Cafe Bohemian
2.Jan 07, 2009:Cipher's Crop Circle
5.Dec 29, 2008:Music Casserole
The Journey
3.Jan 06, 2009:At the Cafe Bohemian
6.Dec 17, 2008:The Rent Party

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-10-21 
RazDaz, 2008

WORLD/JAZZ - Middle Eastern/North African music as viewed from the fertile New York/Israeli jazz scene. Hoffman plays oud & guitar, and is joined by popular bassist Avishai Cohen. Good grooves matched by compelling serious moments.

All good. Fo’s Picks: 1, 4, 5, 6, 8

1. 4:43 – bazaar atmosphere, loosens up, switches to rolling uptempo
2. 5:26 – slow moaning tune with flute, speeds up, then spins; strong bass
3. 4:30 – bright folksy sound; floating flute gets going over steady groove
4. 5:44 – serious stepping-stone chords alternate with breezy flow, jazz guitar
5. 3:12 – elaborate solo oud improvisation; introspective and free-flowing
6. 3:01 – attractive, catchy midtempo melody, Hebrew vocal by Cohen
7. 3:42 – like a medley: twisty oud melody against bowed bass, then perc
8. 6:15 – traditional sound & camel-walk rhythm; very cool groove in 2nd half
9. 3:46 – thoughtful ballad with piano; feels a little forced
10. 5:42 – relaxed, flowing melody picks up mystery groove; flute is all over it

[ Fo ] 21-Oct-08

Track Listing
1.Enayim 6.I Met You
2.Exploration 7.The Wheel
3.Silence 8.The Journey
4.Hamsa 9.Miss T
5.Takasin Bayati 10.Sweet Eden