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Hall, Dana / Into The Light
Album:Into The Light Collection:Jazz
Artist:Hall, Dana Added:Dec 2009
Label:Origin Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-01-17 Pull Date:2010-03-21 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Mar 21Mar 14Feb 28Feb 21Feb 14Feb 7Jan 31Jan 24

 Recent Airplay
1.Jan 06, 2022:No Cover, No Minimum (rebroadcast from Nov 23, 2017)
For Rockelle
4.Oct 06, 2016:No Cover, No Minimum
I Have A Dream
2.Nov 23, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
For Rockelle
5.Jun 10, 2016:Rebop
Conversion Song
3.Apr 13, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
I Have A Dream
6.Jan 22, 2016:Rebop
For Rockelle

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-01-16 
DANA HALL: Into the Light
Origin, 2009

MODERN BOP – Wow! Here’s the sort of debut that really serves notice: forceful yet impeccably crafted, with strong compositions, a few nods to the masters and, above all, a whole lot of rock-solid playing. Dana Hall is the drummer in trumpeter Terell Stafford's band, and he brings most of that group along for the ride here. Hall is explosive and intense, pushing the band at every turn, and his compositions cut to the chase with old-school directness. This disc is a real winner.

Dana Hall - drums
Terell Stafford - trumpet
Tim Warfield, Jr. - tenor & soprano sax
Bruce Barth - piano, Fender Rhodes
Rodney Whitaker - bass

* * * * * | Try any track! Fo’s picks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 7, 8, 9

1. 9:06 – fierce drums hit it from the first note: urgent sax, spirited trumpet
2. 6:33 – relaxed stroll, catchy soulful melody, solos slide right into the groove
3. 7:57 – introspective tune, light dancing rhythm: solos tiptoe and amble
4. 3:24 – hot! Speedy, crashing neo-fusion with lots of electronics; calms down
5. 9:06 – firm stride, solid rhythmic base with an old-school feel; serious solos
6. 7:55 – comfortable swing: piano rolls, sax clomps, trumpet aims high
7. 10:14 – forceful, tricky postbop, several moods: excellent solos from all
8. 8:08 – warm, relaxed swing: trumpet glows brightly, sax has soul, nice bass
9. 9:03 – happy urban swing with drums all over it; good solos all around

[ Fo ] 01/16/10

Track Listing
1.I Have A Dream 5.Black Mountain
2.Conversion Song 6.The Path To Love
3.Orchids 7.Jabali
4.Into The Light 8.For Rockelle
 9.Tin Soldier