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New Jazz Composers Octet / Turning Gate, The
Album:Turning Gate, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:New Jazz Composers Octet Added:12/2008
Label:Motema Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-03-29 Pull Date:2009-05-31 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:19 Apr12 Apr5 Apr

 Recent Airplay
1.Apr 17, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
Faith Suite: Panic
3.Apr 01, 2009:The Heart of KZSU
Faith Suite: Twilight
2.Apr 11, 2009:Music Casserole
Faith Suite: Twilight

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-03-27 
Mainstream jazz with a mellow, nighttime contemporary sheen. The idea is to show off new compositions, of course, and they're handled expertly with some really good soloing.

1- Sly, sneaky feel.
2- Lightly bopping, a bit mellow & loungy
3- Sparkly bop, mid/fast
4- Slowish, lovely-ish
5- A small march, playfully tense. Some cool soloing.
6- Mid/fast, rolling.
7- Drummerless chamber-like start, into a friendly mid/fast piece.
8- Midtempo interlude showing a cerebral kind of swing.
9- Strong pulsing theme.
10- Placid flute, builds into a searing sax solo.

Track Listing
1.The Turning Gate 6.Faith Suite: In The Beginning
2.New (Shadrach, Meshach And Abednego) 7.Faith Suite: Twilight
3.David And Goliath 8.Faith Suite: The Doubtful
4.Once 9.Faith Suite: Panic
5.Bad Alchemy 10.Onward