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Kell, Arthur Quartet / Victoria: Live In Germany
Album:Victoria: Live In Germany Collection:Jazz
Artist:Kell, Arthur Quartet Added:06/2009
Label:Bju: Brooklyn Jazz Underground 

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Add Date:2009-07-05 Pull Date:2009-09-06 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2009-07-04 
ARTHUR KELL QUARTET: Victoria
BJU, 2009

MODERN JAZZ – Bassist with a fine quartet of inventive players well attuned to each other, recorded live (with excellent sound) at two gigs in Germany. Kell’s compositions are brainy yet inviting, his lines crisp with a gently bouncing quality. Loren Stillman’s nimble sax makes the music soar and Brad Shepik adds slight angularity on guitar. Joe Smith provides a solid anchor with lively, textured drumming. Just beautiful!

* * * * * | All very good! Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 6

1. 8:21 – sunny theme, somewhat shaded: modernist solos, warm and lilting
2. 8:45 – upbeat & catchy in an oblique way; another nice round of solos
3. 12:10 – African flavor, welcoming feel; groove strengthens for sinuous solos
4. 10:09 – warm spiral melody, sax & guitar solos unspool in meandering lines
5. 10:09 – slow, atmospheric: poetic solos drift over wide-open rhythmic space
6. 9:26 – cute melody in a serious wrapper; flows well, solos sparkle with life
7. 7:20 – bright bounce, follows a straight line down a narrow path

[ Fo ] 07/04/09

Track Listing
1.Victoria And Her Sisters 4.Draco
2.Suomi Sanni 5.Names And Spaces
3.Papa Abba 6.There You Go
 7.Dada