|Axis Trio / Hand, The|
|Add Date:||2009-03-01||Pull Date:||2009-05-03||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||3 May||12 Apr||5 Apr||29 Mar||22 Mar||15 Mar||8 Mar|
|1.||Fri, 27 Dec 13:||Fo|
No Cover, No Minimum
|4.||Fri, 03 Apr 09:||Wedge|
Memory Select, early edition
|2.||Fri, 01 May 09:||Wedge|
|5.||Tue, 31 Mar 09:||James Painter|
Reelin' in the Years Jazz Special
|3.||Thu, 09 Apr 09:||Wedge|
|6.||Sat, 28 Mar 09:||Eme O|
Piano trio, mostly "nice" stuff with some sense for adventure. Tracks like 1,2,6,7 get kind of out-there, albeit in an accessible way, while the others are a more comforting, rainy-day mode of lyrical piano with nicely stretched-out soloing spaces. Good stuff. (fyi, Tracks 2 and 4 are really nice but take their time developing.)|
Interesting side note: The three members have roots in Pakistan, Morocco, and Iran: Amino Belyamani (piano), Sam Minaie (bass), Qasim Naqvi (drums). Knowing that, the group's name takes on a whole extra meaning.
1- Slow crashing; a clattery, disjoint sound but still in the bounds of a jazz piano trio. Lots of quiet pauses.
2- Plinky, snappy, sparse. Nice thumpy groove later.
3- Mid/fast rainy-day piano
4- Pleasant ballad mode, gets into a deeper intensity later
5- Exploratory but gets into a good mid/fast pace, with tentative piano chords over brisk drums.
6- Strong pulsing, mid/fast. Big rumbling end.
7- Blurry piano rolling, and a tough, small beat. Slower, lyrical middle. Louder, nicely stiff ending.
8- Snappy, calm mid/fast, a quietly satisfying groove
|2.||Peacekeeper (For Darfur)||6.||Tabacs Compliqués: Première Partie|
|3.||Axis Bold||7.||Tabacs Compliqués: Deuxième Partie|