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Pietro, Dave / Chakra Suite, The
Album:Chakra Suite, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Pietro, Dave Added:Nov 2008
Label:Challenge Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-02-14 Pull Date:2009-04-18 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Apr 5Mar 15Mar 8Mar 1Feb 22

 Recent Airplay
1.Mar 04, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
4.Mar 06, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
2.Mar 31, 2009:Reelin' in the Years Jazz Special
5.Feb 28, 2009:Music Casserole
3.Mar 11, 2009:The Heart of KZSU
6.Feb 20, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-02-13 
DAVE PIETRO: The Chakra Suite
Challenge, 2008

WORLD/JAZZ – Friendly suite incorporating elements of Indian and Brazilian music, with lots of odd meters and an airy contemporary feel. Guitarist Rez Abbasi provides his usual sinuous touch, while Pietro mixes it up on various saxes. The most heavily Indian-leaning tracks (like #7) are generally more compelling, but it’s all well-played.

* * * | Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 7

1. 7:51 – delicately spinning feel, nice guitar, then tumbling under exotic sax
2. 7:25 – light bossa jazz, a soft breeze with fragile middle section
3. 6:32 – upbeat: tightly entwined sax & guitar, then undulating solos for each
4. 8:07 – softly shimmering ballad: bright sax, quiet bass solo, picks up at end
5. 6:34 – Brazilian rhythm: perky sax solo, sneaky accordion
6. 2:25 – slow, droning introduction to...
7. 7:08 – cool, exotic: “sitar guitar,” accordion, 11-beat cycle, vocal percussion
8. 8:04 – tinkly intro, relaxed ballad with a straight jazz feel, lifts at the end

[ Fo ] 02/13/09

Track Listing
1.Muladhara 5.Svadhisthana
2.Ajna 6.Vishuddha (Intro)
3.Manipura 7.Vishuddha
4.Anahata 8.Sahasrara