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Donelian, Armen Trio / Oasis
Album:Oasis Collection:Jazz
Artist:Donelian, Armen Trio Added:05/2008
Label:Sunnyside Communications 

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Add Date:2008-06-15 Pull Date:2008-08-17 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:17 Aug29 Jun
Airplays:12

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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2008-06-14 
ARMEN DONELIAN TRIO: Oasis
Sunnyside, 2008

MODERN JAZZ – Lyrical, moody mainstream jazz that takes a few chances under the placid surface. Donelian’s trio is elegant and has a nice sound, but several tracks keep going well beyond their natural end points. Solid but not great; somewhat stronger in the second half.

Fo’s Picks: 4, 5, 7, 8

1. 5:25 – gentle flow; piano picks its way carefully, bass lyrical & melancholy
2. 7:57 – light stroll: piano arcs gracefully, earthy bass, skittery drums
3. 8:33 – schmaltzy tune as ponderous waltz; turns to melodramatic anxiety
4. 7:11 – upbeat stroll: tripping piano over pleasant groove, good solos
5. 5:14 – fragile melody; tenuous piano solo goes from dissonance to sadness
6. 6:31 – breezy walk with a Latin touch in the bridge, perky drums & bass
7. 7:15 – lopsided ballad with unusual, pained melody and tender piano
8. 4:06 – bright, dancing tune; chewy bass solo, forceful piano

[ Fo ] 14-Jun-08


Track Listing
1.Oasis 5.Django
2.Spree 6.Easy Does It
3.Sunrise, Sunset 7.Lady Of Ghent
4.Waiting For Flora 8.Sans Souci