|Welch, Neil / Narmada|
|Add Date:||2008-09-21||Pull Date:||2008-11-23||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||23 Nov||16 Nov||9 Nov||28 Sep|
|1.||Nov 21, 2008:||Memory Select |
|3.||Nov 07, 2008:||Memory Select |
|2.||Nov 14, 2008:||Memory Select |
Raga Kirwani [cont'd], Raga Kirwani
|4.||Sep 26, 2008:||Memory Select |
A deep post-bop band with almost too much of the John Coltrane/McCoy Tyner "classic quartet" sound. Led by sax and piano, of course, with a couple of surprises (sitar on tracks 3,7). Decent overall but feels derivative; some buzzy guitar here and there helps elevate it. The few quiet segments left me flat. Basically a '60s nostalgia session with some twists, like the free-jazz intensity of #5, or the 17-minute raga of #7.|
1- A coolly rolling late-Coltrane vibe, after a sneaky evil bassline start
2- Coltrane II. Strong, propulsive, with percussion for a "world" touch. Gets downright furious.
3- Quiet sitar & sax start. Then finally: brisk & breezy contempo-jazz that includes a nifty sitar solo. Really gets cooking.
4- Chiming guitar plucking, turns into a fast loungy piece that eventually gets screaming. Abrupt ending.
5- Big and swirling. Gets pretty wild and out-there.
6- Heavy, crashing-ocean feel, dark.
7- Sitar+sax raga. Slow thoughtful, incense-laden. Long.
|1.||Madness In Motion||4.||Paranoid Android|
|2.||The Search (For Coltrane, Pharoah And Ayler)||5.||Neptune|