Bates, Michael / Clockwise
Album:Clockwise Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bates, Michael Added:Oct 2008
Label:Greenleaf Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2008-12-21 Pull Date:2009-02-22 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Feb 22Feb 15Feb 8Feb 1Jan 11Jan 4

Recent Airplay
1.Feb 20, 2009:Memory Select
4.Jan 30, 2009:Memory Select
The Russian School
2.Feb 14, 2009:Music Casserole
5.Jan 09, 2009:Memory Select
3.Feb 06, 2009:Memory Select
6.Jan 02, 2009:Memory Select

Album Review
Reviewed 2008-12-01 
Fairly straightforward jazz with open space for some creative soloing, much like Dave Douglas does (this is released on his label). Sax/clarinet and trumpet lead the quartet, with bassist Bates doing all the composing.

Michael Bates (bass)
Jeff Davis (drums)
Quinain Nachoff (sax, clarinet)
Russ Johnson (trumpet)

1- Pecking mid/fast feel, upbeat clarinet, kinda fun.
2- Nice big declaration intro. Turns more spare but still very active for some great sax and trumpet solos.
3- Slow, sad, stately.
4- Upbeat
5- Euro-sidewalk-cafe feel, a bit circusy.
6- Gently slow, a light homey touch, like a happy scene from a kids' movie. Very quiet start.
7- Klezmery mid/fast, builds up to a fun, chugging theme.
8- Swaggering midtempo, a touch of blues, lots of buzzy sax. Cool sound overall.
9- Mid/fast with a dark theme.

Track Listing
1.Great Exhibition 5.Fellini
2.Damasa 6.Lighthousekeeping
3.Rideau Medals 7.Marching
4.Machinery 8.Bloodletting
 9.The Russian School