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Berman, Josh / Old Idea
Album:Old Idea Collection:Jazz
Artist:Berman, Josh Added:Jul 2009
Label:Delmark Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-09-13 Pull Date:2009-11-15 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Nov 15Nov 8Oct 18Oct 11Sep 27Sep 20

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 17, 2009:Memory Select
Almost Late
4.Oct 13, 2009:Jazz on a Wet Afternoon
On Account Of A Hat
2.Nov 14, 2009:Music Casserole
5.Oct 06, 2009:Memory Select
Let's Pretend
3.Nov 06, 2009:No Fo, $5 Surcharge Fee
Next Year A
6.Sep 25, 2009:Selected Memories
Next Year B

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-09-06 
Delmark, 2009

AVANT/MODERN JAZZ– Cornetist Josh Berman, who’s been kicking around Chicago’s creative music scene for several years, brings a sharp quintet and subtle approach to this belated debut. The music is approachable but brainy, calmly strolling along with a “less is more” aesthetic. Keefe Jackson’s gently prodding sax and Jason Adasiewicz’s chilled vibraphone complement Berman’s pared-down horn sound.

* * * * | Try any track. Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 4, 7

1. 7:58 – tentative sound: unison theme, relaxed solos over a low, quiet beat
2. 2:24 – cornet/sax duet: cautious, parallel phrases
3. 7:49 – cool stroll: relaxed, quietly conversational round of solos
4. 7:05 – nifty drum intro, cool grooves give way to sparse, quiet abstraction
5. 2:23 – vibes/bass/drums trio, atmospheric intro, then a snappy groove
6. 6:25 – ballad feel: sparse but lyrical; a free horn dialogue adds interest
7. 7:14 – boppish outline sketch; nice set of solos within a snappy rhythm
8. 5:08 – slooow theme with brighter interjections, very attractive cornet solo
9. 4:18 – slow, steady creep, perks up a bit and scatters, serene bass solo

[ Fo ] 09/06/09

Track Listing
1.On Account Of A Hat 5.Next Year B
2.Next Year A 6.Almost Late
3.Let's Pretend 7.What Can?
4.Nori 8.Db
 9.Next Year C