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Mccaslin, Donny / Declaration
Album:Declaration Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mccaslin, Donny Added:11/2009
Label:Sunnyside Records 

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Add Date:2010-01-10 Pull Date:2010-03-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:14 Feb7 Feb17 Jan
Airplays:121

 Recent Airplay
1.Nov 11, 2011:Faux
M
4.Feb 03, 2010:. . . Over the Hump
Rock Me
2.Feb 12, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
Fat Cat
5.Jan 15, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
Rock Me
3.Feb 05, 2010:No Cover, No Minimum
M

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2010-01-06 
DONNY McCASLIN: Declaration
Sunnyside, 2009

MODERN JAZZ – Donny McCaslin keeps getting better: with each new release, the tenor saxophonist reveals more of his complex musical personality while raising the bar with his impassioned, thrilling solos. But Declaration also shows off his growing mastery as a composer/ arranger, and his quintet (supplemented by up to five additional brass at key moments), works like a well-oiled machine. Shout-outs to Edward Simon’s impressionistic piano, Ben Monder’s melancholy guitar wail and David Binney’s sparkling production work.

Donny McCaslin - tenor sax, alto flute
Edward Simon - piano, organ
Ben Monder - guitar
Scott Colley - bass
Antonio Sanchez - drums

* * * * | Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 3, 5, 8

1. 9:30 – soars from meditative theme to blazing glory: lusty sax, low piano
2. 9:14 – a mosaic: moody intro, then uptempo Latin sound with tricky rhythm
3. 7:43 – rich, uplifting horn ensemble, then sax solo builds up logically
4. 6:59 – chugging, theme; strong bass solo, then sax hops, spins, squeals
5. 7:20 – In your face: rocking sax swoops over ballsy beat, wailing guitar
6. 8:20 – ballad tempo, bittersweet and pensive but not soft
7. 6:41– strong theme into enigmatic piano, stuttering drums, sax commentary
8. 7:57 – slow, pensive: warm & folksy yet elegant, builds up to a big ending

[ Fo ] 01/06/10

Track Listing
1.M 5.Rock Me
2.Fat Cat 6.Jeanine
3.Declaration 7.2nd Hour
4.Uppercut 8.Late Night Gospel