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Bates, Michael / Clockwise
Album:Clockwise Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bates, Michael Added:10/2008
Label:Greenleaf Music 

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Add Date:2008-12-21 Pull Date:2009-02-22 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:22 Feb15 Feb8 Feb1 Feb11 Jan4 Jan

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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