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Hayes, Louis / Time Keeper, The
Album:Time Keeper, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Hayes, Louis Added:Jun 2009
Label:18th & Vine 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-07-26 Pull Date:2009-09-27 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 13Aug 30Aug 16Aug 9Aug 2

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 09, 2009:Subbing - A Surprise Awaits You
Save Yourself
4.Aug 23, 2009:Transmission Overload
Check In
2.Sep 06, 2009:Transmission Overload
Save Yourself
5.Aug 09, 2009:Transmission Overload
Alani's World
3.Aug 28, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
Save Yourself
6.Aug 07, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
Angel Eyes

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-07-02 
LOUIS HAYES: The Time Keeper
18th & Vine, 2009

HARD BOP – Veteran drummer Hayes comes out swinging on this quartet/quintet date, leading a friendly-sounding band from the bottom up. The mix tilts heavily towards drums and piano, putting the focus on Hayes’ steady patterns and making some tracks feel claustrophobic, even rigid. But saxophonist Abraham Burton and vibraphonist Steve Nelson vibes add some welcome air. Not great, but it has its moments.

* * * | Fo’s Picks: 2, 6, 8, 9

1. 3:13 – solid swinging: simple theme, throaty sax trades off with drums
2. 6:22 – upbeat: prominent drums push swinging sax & strolling piano
3. 4:51 – relaxed club sound: lyrical vibes, light latin rhythm, bowed bass solo
4. 5:22 – smiling gospel-tinged good time march; happy solos all around
5. 4:57 – uptempo and straightahead: sax leads, loose solos keep it hopping
6. 6:42 – happy melody over speedy spiral; dense but joyous, nice work
7. 4:21 – ballad with elastic tempo: warm piano, heartfelt sax, busy drums
8. 7:10 – quick take on bossa nova classic; happy bassline & bright solos
9. 7:30 – sped-up ballad, noir-ish melody, burning solos

[ Fo ] 07/02/09

Track Listing
1.Check In 5.It's To You
2.Alani's World 6.Save Yourself
3.Peace 7.Abellino
4.The Preacher 8.Double Rainbow
 9.Angel Eyes