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Surman, John / Brewster's Rooster
Album:Brewster's Rooster Collection:Jazz
Artist:Surman, John Added:Aug 2009
Label:Ecm Records (Jazz) 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2009-09-27 Pull Date:2009-11-29 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Nov 22Nov 1Oct 25Oct 18Oct 11Oct 4

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 17, 2009:Memory Select
4.Oct 20, 2009:Memory Select
Hilltop Dancer
2.Oct 30, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum, No Chit-Chat
Brewster's Rooster
5.Oct 17, 2009:Music Casserole
Going For A Burton
3.Oct 23, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum
6.Oct 09, 2009:No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Reviewed 2009-09-27 
JOHN SURMAN: Brewster’s Rooster
ECM, 2009

MODERN JAZZ – Genre-hopping saxophonist Surman reunites with old friends (guitarist John Abercrombie and drummer Jack DeJohnette) for an advanced straight-jazz session that also includes Drew Gress on bass. That’s one heck of a band, and they sound great, with lots of depth and buzzing interplay wrapped up in that soothing ECM blanket.

* * * * | All very good. Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 9

1. 6:36 – serene, moody melody and light, skipping breaks; thoughtful solos
2. 7:29 – uptempo: lively sax, bouncy bass, winding guitar, busy drums
3. 6:54 – easygoing stroll, really nice quartet sound, quietly happy all around
4. 7:27 – upbeat: great drums here, drops for sneaky guitar, surfing sax solo
5. 5:51 – languorous Billy Strayhorn ballad: slow, romantic but bittersweet
6. 6:20 – free-jazz sound rises gradually on skittering drums, buzzes & swirls
7. 10:46 – calm intro; lively tune cruises with a serious edge, very well crafted
8. 6:39 – kind of a modernist strut, relaxed & soulful with some exotic touches
9. 6:48 – upbeat, smiling tune, very friendly with some tricky twists

[ Fo ] 09/27/09

Track Listing
1.Slanted Sky 5.Chelsea Bridge
2.Hilltop Dancer 6.Haywain
3.No Finesse 7.Counter Measures
4.Kickback 8.Brewster's Rooster
 9.Going For A Burton