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Shaw, Jaleel / Optimism
Album:Optimism Collection:Jazz
Artist:Shaw, Jaleel Added:May 2008

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-06-29 Pull Date:2008-08-31 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Aug 31Aug 17Aug 10Jul 27Jul 13Jul 6

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 29, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
The Struggle
4.Jul 25, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
2.Aug 15, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Muna's Dream
5.Jul 11, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Love For Sale
3.Aug 08, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
6.Jul 04, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2008-06-21 
Mellow mainstream jazz with Shaw on saxophone and up-and-comer Robert Glasper on piano or electric piano. A mature, contemporary sound, a warm late night at a jazz club.

1- Fast. Splashy piano. A contemporary bop feel.
2- Slow ballad, warm, gentle
3- An easy mid/fast. Nice guitar solo.
4- A cool patter, summery feel.
5- Romantic, slow
6- Cool electric piano, interesting midtempo step
7- Gently upbeat, bouncy. Kicks into higher gear later. Piano solo includes some cool trickery
8- Very slow, sentimental ballad
9- Nice afterglow feel, just floats there, w/blippy sounds.
10- Midtempo gallop. Good sax solo with a bit of fire
11- Calmly cascading, midtempo. A heartfelt little track

Track Listing
1.Flipside 6.Flight
2.Almost 7.Love For Sale
3.In 3 8.Muna's Sleeping
4.Optimism 9.Muna's Dream
5.If I'm Lucky 10.The Struggle