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Aran, Dan / Breathing
Album:Breathing Collection:Jazz
Artist:Aran, Dan Added:10/2009
Label:Smalls 

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Add Date:2009-10-18 Pull Date:2009-12-20 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:6 Dec22 Nov15 Nov1 Nov25 Oct
Airplays:11112

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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2009-10-18 
DAN ARAN: Breathing
Smalls, 2009

MODERN JAZZ – Not your typical drum-led session, this is lovely, organic-sounding music by an Israeli-American drummer with a gentle rhythmic conception and distinctive, slippery technique. Working with a rotating cast of musicians from the Greenwich Village scene, the only constant is Bay Area transplant Art Hirahara on piano. Nice work.

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 6, 8, 9, 10

1. 7:35 – slow, billowing: interwoven horns, soft bass, guitar becomes a force
2. 4:05 – haunting piano into another slow, drifting tune; drums shimmer softly
3. 4:52 – upbeat stroll, swings gently… nothing flashy, sticks to the point
4. 9:19 – really nice! Gorgeously melodic soprano sax over a quiet rhythmic riff
5. 6:54 – calm ballad: nice feature for gracefully arcing piano
6. 8:06 – relaxed, swinging tune: trumpet & trombone take it easy, lively piano
7. 6:11 – standard ballad with bassoon(!), moves as a calm, steady pace
8. 7:21 – midtempo standard, bass & piano take the lead; nice drums near end
9. 5:54 – middle eastern tune: solo piano, then gently undulating caravan feel
10. 7:37 – bluesy, slouching melody over steady sway; perks up, horn chatter

[ Fo ] 10/18/09

Track Listing
1.Sun Bath 6.The Blessing
2.Shnozel 7.I Concentrate On You
3.I'm So Blue 8.Tenderly
4.Riva 9.Gul Lihibib
5.Para Ezequiel 10.Yemini Pne