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Mcneil, John & Bill Mchenry / Rediscovery
Album:Rediscovery Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mcneil, John & Bill Mchenry Added:May 2008
Label:Sunnyside Communications 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-06-22 Pull Date:2008-08-24 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Aug 24Aug 17Jul 20Jul 6Jun 29

 Recent Airplay
1.May 14, 2015:Jump, Jive, & Jazz
Band Aid
4.Jul 18, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
2.Aug 22, 2008:Memory Select
Rhodomagnetics [excerpt]
5.Jul 04, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Happy Little Sunbeam
3.Aug 15, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
6.Jun 23, 2008:Empshyema For Emphasis

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-06-22 
Sunnyside, 2008

Trumpeter McNeil and saxophonist McHenry unearth lesser-known tunes from the 1940s and ‘50s for this set of cool jazz and bebop. Their chordless quartet arrangements (which owe much to the old Gerry Mulligan/Chet Baker quartet) balance respectful homage with modern freedom. The band shows great energy and a willingness to take old sounds to entirely new places, and has lots going on under the surface.

Fo’s Picks: 3, 4, 5, 7

1. 1:37 – free-jazz introduction, like a little fanfare
2. 9:58 – cool classic lumbers along with walking bass, perks up for sax solo
3. 6:49 – bop tune, energetic & very modern over thick rhythm
4. 7:32 – walking bass into a cool slide: thoughtful solos keep a steady pace
5. 4:59 – bright, offbeat melody, chugging solo section; a nifty sound overall
6. 8:28 – Mulligan/Baker tune: sneaky shuffle with meandering solos
7. 6:27 – cheerful cool-bop: steady solos mask an almost manic undertone
8. 7:32 – 1920s ballad: a suspended feel; cool-toned solos over busy rhythm
9. 2:23 – snappy li’l strut with oddly detached solos
10. 6:36 – free-jazz: percolates and ruminates; influences from many eras

[ Fo ] 22-Jun-08

Track Listing
1.Rediscovery 6.Soft Shoe
2.Godchild 7.Happy Little Sunbeam
3.Band Aid 8.I'll Get By
4.Offshore 9.Marvos Manny
5.Rhodomagnetics 10.Time Travel