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Khaliq, Majid / Basilisk, The
Album:Basilisk, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Khaliq, Majid Added:Mar 2011

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-03-20 Pull Date:2011-05-22 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 15May 8May 1Apr 24Apr 17Apr 10Apr 3Mar 27

 Recent Airplay
1.May 13, 2016:Rebop
4.Sep 25, 2015:Rebop
2.Feb 19, 2016:Rebop
Inner Glimpse
5.Apr 10, 2015:Rebop
3.Dec 04, 2015:Rebop
The Truth
6.Nov 29, 2013:Fight or Flight
Inner Glimpse

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-03-20 
MAJID KHALIQ: The Basilisk
self-released, 2011

MODERN JAZZ – Debut recording by a New York violinist/composer with an uncluttered but rather enigmatic sound: his playing often comes in from a classically-derived angle, combining easy lyricism with a slightly uncomfortable dissonance. The tracks here are mostly straight-up postbop but with some exotic touches that add intrigue.

Fo’s Picks: 5, also 2, 3, 7

1. 5:59 – strutting, funky groove: violin plows forward, solos have a bit of swagger
2. 5:10 – rolling bop drive: piano leads the way, violin hopscotch, drums dig in
3. 7:15 – slinky intro for gliding, elusive theme; violin & piano at oblique angles
4. 6:07 – pulsing groove: trumpet & violin stalk each other as piano adds tension
5. 7:38 – uptempo bop: piano rolls hard, violin chews it up, chugging drum solo
6. 6:19 – clumping spirals bookend an easy strolling groove for the solos
7. 5:51 – waves on a shore; solos gaze out to the distant horizon
8. 5:54 – standard: violin way out front, jostling against a soft background

[ Fo ] 03/20/11

Track Listing
1.The Basilisk 5.Inner Glimpse
2.Expectation 6.Spirals
3.O-Hime 7.The Truth
4.Mansa Khan Musa 8.Polka Dots And Moonbeams