Locke, Joe / Force Of Four
Album:Force Of Four Collection:Jazz
Artist:Locke, Joe Added:Sep 2008
Label:Origin Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-11-02 Pull Date:2009-01-04 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jan 4Dec 21Dec 7Nov 30Nov 23Nov 16Nov 9

Recent Airplay
1.Jan 07, 2009:Cipher's Crop Circle
No Moe
4.Dec 17, 2008:The Rent Party
Ricky's Tune
2.Jan 01, 2009:Hangover Helper
5.Dec 06, 2008:too heavy for titanium
Like Joe
3.Dec 19, 2008:The Rent Party
No Moe
6.Dec 05, 2008:No Cover, No Minimum
Ricky's Tune

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-10-26 
JOE LOCKE: Force of Four
Origin, 2008

MAINSTREAM JAZZ – Modern-bop vibraphonist debuts a dynamic new quartet. Locke is fast and fluid, with an airy, shimmering attack. Putting vibes and piano together enhances that light, cascading sound. This is probably too middle-of-the-road for KZSU, but it’s nice stuff.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 6

1. 6:16 – light sing-song theme gives way to uptempo, rolling vibe/piano solos
2. 8:26 – thoughtful tune, daydreams and spirals
3. 8:03 – retro (‘70s) jazz sound, summery feel, light & upbeat but propulsive
4. 7:20 – sneaky little groove with muted trumpet; lightly funky
5. 5:29 – slowly billowing ballad; piano and vibes fit together nicely
6. 6:58 – brisk, fusion-y touch, tenor sax adds some heft
7. 8:29 – flowing, modernized take on an old movie theme
8. 4:51 – easygoing tune with sax, slow-chugging riff

[ Fo ] 26-Oct-08

Track Listing
1.Like Joe 5.Available In Blue
2.Ruminations 6.Alpha Punk
3.Ricky's Tune 7.Laura
4.No Moe 8.Blue November