Mccaslin, Donny / Perpetual Motion
Album:Perpetual Motion Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mccaslin, Donny Added:Mar 2011
Label:Greenleaf Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-03-06 Pull Date:2011-05-08 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 8May 1Apr 24Apr 17Apr 10Apr 3Mar 27Mar 20

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 18, 2022:Rebop
Five Hands Down
4.Jan 16, 2016:the pocket
Perpetual Motion
2.Nov 04, 2017:Music Casserole
5.Aug 31, 2011:Memory Select
Five Hands Down
3.Apr 21, 2016:The Pocket
6.May 10, 2011:Rebop
Impossible Machine

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-03-05 
DONNY McCASLIN: Perpetual Motion
Greenleaf, 2011

MODERN JAZZ – McCaslin, a highly regarded tenor saxophonist who grew up in Santa Cruz, continues to ride a hot streak of strong releases with this robust set. He leads quartets on most tracks, with a great collection of daring post-bop musicians creating oblique settings. There are plenty of gritty grooves here, but McCaslin’s overarching lyricism makes even his intense moments feel more like hot breezes than surges from below.

All good. Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 5, 7, 9

1. 5:00 – uptempo, chugging groove: sax hops all over the place, hard rhythm
2. 12:17 – elusive: sax declares itself and rolls forward, but keyboard lays back, spacing out over driving rhythm; nice chunky groove at the end
3. 11:19 – great sax/drum duo builds heat for 3 mins; slips into a melodic stream; keyboard & bass go with the flow until a lumpy beat prods it home
4. 9:11 – slow, drifting: lonely start through grungy keyboard solo to stirring finish
5. 7:14 – midtempo funky walk: sax pulls and stretches through shadowy places
6. 7:28 – relaxed soul stroll: sax honks and wails, oddball piano/Rhodes dialogue
7. 7:05 – funky strut: gruff, growling electronics vs. lighter sax; bare-bones solos
8. 0:30 – abstract-funk interlude
9. 6:13 – jabbing sax duo over striding, rhythmically tricky backdrop; cool keys
10. 3:13 – sweet solo piano (Uri Caine)

[ Fo ] 03/05/11

Track Listing
1.Five Hands Down 6.Memphis Redux
2.Perpetual Motion 7.L.Z.C.M.
3.Claire 8.East Bay Grit
4.Firefly 9.Impossible Machine
5.Energy Generation 10.For Someone