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Gardner, Derrick & The Jazz Prophets + 2 / Echoes Of Ethnicity
Album:Echoes Of Ethnicity Collection:Jazz
Artist:Gardner, Derrick & The Jazz Prophets + 2 Added:May 2009
Label:Owl Studios 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-06-14 Pull Date:2009-08-16 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Aug 16Aug 2Jul 19Jul 12Jul 5Jun 28Jun 21

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 15, 2009:Sleepover at Grandma's
Autumn In New York
4.Aug 09, 2009:Transmission Overload
We Jazz June
2.Aug 14, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
Missippi Man
5.Jul 31, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
Crystal Stair
3.Aug 12, 2009:Getting Over the Hump
Natural Woman
6.Jul 17, 2009:The Rent Party
We Jazz June

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-06-13 
Owl Studios, 2009

BOP – Normally a sextet, this long-running group expands to an octet for an appealing set of energetic “little big band” hardbop. The up numbers are straight up and swing like a sledgehammer, and the slower tunes have a sweet, soulful touch. Solid stuff from the mainstream.

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 7, 8, 10

1. 7:31 – upbeat bustling bop: very lively horn solos, based loosely on “Four”
2. 7:05 – latin tune with unusual, perky horn lines; rolling sax, strolling piano
3. 5:49 – big punchy sound with a bit of soul & strong, striding horn solos
4. 6:18 – Aretha Franklin hit takes on New Orleans march rhythm, soul horns
5. 6:53 – a cool walk, big band sound: ambling trombone & some odd breaks
6. 8:20 – lesser-known Freddie Hubbard tune, sassy with a latin touch
7. 8:46 – standard ballad: wonderful trumpet & rich ensemble horns
8. 7:00 – upbeat and loose, with a sunny, satisfied feel… music for a nice day
9. 7:21 – briskly rolling, tricky arrangement: burrowing horns, slows down later
10. 8:09 – simple Mingus-y riff alternates 6/4 & 4/4 time; chewy like taffy

[ Fo ] 06/13/09

Track Listing
1.4 Newk 6.The Melting Pot
2.Afros & Cubans 7.Autumn In New York
3.We Jazz June 8.Crystal Stair
4.Natural Woman 9.The Blackamoor
5.Mercury Blvd. 10.Missippi Man