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Sharpe, Avery / Legends & Mentors
Album:Legends & Mentors Collection:Jazz
Artist:Sharpe, Avery Added:May 2008
Label:Jknm Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-05-18 Pull Date:2008-07-20 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jul 20Jul 6Jun 8Jun 1May 25

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 18, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Gentle Giant (Bro. Lateef)
4.May 26, 2008:Now's the time
Big Mac (Bro. Tyner)
2.Jul 03, 2008:Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
5.May 23, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
3.Jun 06, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Big Mac (Bro. Tyner)
6.May 21, 2008:nag champa orangeasm
Because They Love Me

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-05-18 
AVERY SHARPE: Legends & Mentors
JKNM, 2008

MODERN JAZZ – A stalwart on the scene since the 1970s, bassist Sharpe pays tribute to three of the giants he's backed up over the years: McCoy Tyner, Archie Shepp and Yusef Lateef. For each artist, Sharpe has written one original that captures the essence of his subject, then plays two covers. He gets a nice retro-forward balance, essentially mainstream but unique, best on the originals and Lateef numbers.

Fo's Picks: 1, 4, 7, 8, 9

1. 6:09 – cool modernist groove invokes Tyner's style; nice round of solos
2. 6:42 – sweet ballad with an exotic touch, flows with soul
3. 7:11 – midtempo but busy '70s tune with Brazilian flavor, clomps along
4. 6:20 – somewhat askew blues, friendly atmosphere, good bass solo
5. 4:45 – relaxed flow with astringent soprano sax, another fine bass solo
6. 4:37 – uptempo rolling sound, violin up front, sleek piano & sax solos
7. 7:54 – exotic feel, 6/4 time, flute & violin explore, odd bass & drum solos
8. 5:40 – pleasant african walk, catchy melody & neat percussive groove
9. 11:22 – quick-paced and energetic, lots of freedom in the solos

[Fo] – 5/18/08

Track Listing
1.Big Mac (Bro. Tyner) 5.Steam
2.Ballad For Aisha 6.Ujaama
3.Fly With The Wind 7.Gentle Giant (Bro. Lateef)
4.The Chief (Bro. Shepp) 8.Morning
 9.Because They Love Me