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Pietro, Dave / Chakra Suite, The
Album:Chakra Suite, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Pietro, Dave Added:11/2008
Label:Challenge Records 

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Add Date:2009-02-14 Pull Date:2009-04-18 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:5 Apr15 Mar8 Mar1 Mar22 Feb
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Album Review
Fo
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