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Mason Brothers / Two Sides One Story
Album:Two Sides One Story Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mason Brothers Added:09/2010
Label:Archival Records 

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Add Date:2010-10-03 Pull Date:2010-12-05 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2010-10-02 
MASON BROTHERS: Two Sides, One Story
Archival, 2010

MAINSTREAM JAZZ – British-born brothers Brad and Elliot Mason have each forged solid careers as in-demand horn sidemen; now they join forces as co-leaders for a set of interesting original tunes, backed by a first-call band. A bit subdued, but pretty good straightahead stuff.

Brad Mason - trumpet, flugelhorn
Elliot Mason - trombone, bass trumpet
Antonio Sanchez - drums
Scott Colley - bass
David Kikoski - piano
Chris Potter - saxophone
Joe Locke - vibraphone
Tim Miller - guitar

Fo’s Picks: 4, 5, 7, 8

1. 9:30 – serious midtempo groove with a fluid, casual round of solos
2. 8:51 – “Giant Steps” inverted: sneaks in sideways, solos warm up gradually
3. 7:36 – darker tone: a pensive ballad contrasts with cold, stony themes
4. 8:30 – sinister touch: guitar scurries, trombone walks, the others trade off
5. 9:10 – relaxed and shadowy with sweet vibraphone; calm horn interweaving
6. 5:58 – swinging midtempo: lively trumpet, calmer trombone, nice bass solo
7. 10:05 – easygoing glide, horn solos get speedy and inquisitive, late surge
8. 8:30 – winding intro, then jumps: quick solos passed around like hot potato

[ Fo ] 10/02/10

Track Listing
1.24/7 5.Gone Home
2.Stage Pints 6.Outside In
3.Two Sides, One Story 7.Boots
4.The Evil Eye 8.In The Third Person