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Adams, Tim / Images Of My Spirit
Album:Images Of My Spirit Collection:Jazz
Artist:Adams, Tim Added:06/2008

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-08-03 Pull Date:2008-10-05 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:5 Oct28 Sep31 Aug17 Aug10 Aug

 Recent Airplay
1.Oct 11, 2018:No Cover, No Minimum
Discovery (Dancing)
4.Oct 03, 2008:Memory Select
Discovery (Dancing)
2.Sep 26, 2014:Rebop
5.Sep 26, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Images Of My Spirit
3.Apr 15, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
6.Aug 27, 2008:Emphysema For Emphasis

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-07-06 
TIM ADAMS: Images of My Spirit
KMPD, 2007

SOLO LOG DRUM – Adams, a symphonic percussionist and educator, performs beautiful, meditative pieces on log drum, a hollow instrument with a resonant, marimba-like tone. The music is somewhat reminiscent of gamelan. Dwayne Dolphin adds electric piccolo bass on four tracks (5,6,7,11), and some later tracks have vocals (think Bobby McFerrin).

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, maybe 2, 8, 10

1. 4:04 – improvisational solo, soft and meditative
2. 4:14 – variations on a simple walking pattern
3. 3:42 – enigmatic: circular, atmospheric loop interrupted by random phrases
4. 3:56 – uptempo hush, gradually gets more energetic
5. 4:35 – very moody atmosphere, drum wanders over reverb bass pattern
6. 3:34 – melodic drum, quiet and dusky, a bit spooky; joined by bass
7. 4:35 – walking drum pattern; bass a bit like blues guitar
8. 5:11 – jungle feel: overdubbed(?) log drum with quiet vocal accents
9. 2:57 – complex pattern and quiet but sweet wordless vocals
10. 5:15 – full vocal (a sung poem) and walking rhythm with fast breaks
11. 1:42 – mellow piccolo bass solo

[ Fo ] 6-Jul-08

Track Listing
1.Intro 6.Dark Alley (Brazil)
2.Discovery (Dancing) 7.Love Crying In The Night
3.Sliding Flower 8.Walking Inn Circles (Why?)
4.Images Of My Spirit 9.What Do You See
5.Brothers 10.Look Inside Yourself
 11.The Tides