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Gillard, Meilana / Day One
Album:Day One Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gillard, Meilana Added:04/2009
Label:Inner Circle Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-08-23 Pull Date:2009-10-25 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:25 Oct11 Oct27 Sep6 Sep

Recent Airplay
1.Wed, 21 Oct 09:Sunshine
... Over the Hump (or "Sunshine in the Afternoon")
4.Sun, 20 Sep 09:Steven
Transmission Overload
2.Tue, 20 Oct 09:Wedge
Memory Select
5.Fri, 04 Sep 09:Fo
No Cover, No Minimum
3.Wed, 07 Oct 09:Sunshine
... Over the Hump

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-08-15 
Contemporary jazz, polished mainstream stuff. Sax-led, with electric guitar and electric piano, for a small dash of fusion -- but really, the straight-up modern sax sound dominates. Steady, confident drumming that's worth some attention.

Meliana Gillard -- tenor sax
Nir Felder -- guitar
Sam Barsh -- electric piano
Marcos Varela -- bass
Tyshawn Sorey -- drums

1- Mid/fast, a cool slick energy. Fusiony guitar solo.
2- Gentle midtempo, a lazy summer feel. Apt title. Nicely soaring by the end.
3- Careful mid/fast over busy bass/drums. A swingy bounce, a cool late-night club feel. Good sax solo.
4- Romantic, mellow slow dance. Midtempo.
5- Mid/fast. Low key but with some attitude.
6- Mid/fast creeping, quiet, with a touch of "world" exotic. Snappy drum solo near end.
7- Summery flutter, a '70s breeze. Easygoing. Mildly Latin funk to the drums. Interesting sax solo.
8- Mellow midtempo. Fairly bold sound but overall relaxing, even a little loungy.

Track Listing
1.Day One 5.Blissful Illusion
2.Semisweet 6.Red Sky
3.Identity 7.Sounds Like Yes
4.A Spirit Remembered 8.Then Came The Sun