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Ranelin, Phil Jazz Ensemble / Perseverance
Album:Perseverance Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ranelin, Phil Jazz Ensemble Added:04/2011
Label:Wide Hive 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-04-17 Pull Date:2011-06-19 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:19 Jun5 Jun29 May15 May8 May24 Apr
Airplays:212122

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 01, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum: Saturday Edition
In Search Of The One
4.May 11, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
In Search Of The One
2.Nov 15, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
Perseverance
5.Jun 17, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
In Search Of The One
3.Nov 09, 2012:No Cover, No Minimum
In Search Of The One
6.Jun 14, 2011:Rebop
One For Johnson

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2011-04-17 
PHIL RANELIN JAZZ ENSEMBLE: Perseverance
Wide Hive, 2011

MODERN BOP – Trombonist Ranelin has put together an interesting multigenerational band for this set, with an emphasis on rhythm that gives it a global viewpoint. They call on Africa, the Caribbean and the near east as conguero Big Black and bassist Henry Franklin lay down tasty grooves under Ranelin’s eccentric, groaning solos. Some tracks feel unfocused to me, but when it clicks there’s a lot to like. And saxophonist Kamasi Washington really needs to get more exposure.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 4, 5, 8, 10

1. 10:45 – exotic spiritual groove: delicately aching piano, probing sax & trombone
2. 4:38 – cute bouncy melody: rides on a nice bed of percussion, cool bass solo
3. 4:09 – warm, lazy breeze with a samba touch; melody derived from a standard
4. 5:14 – cool Spanish/north African riff: trombone solo stretches and warbles
5. 9:58 – nice percussion intro, solid groove; long trombone tones & spirited sax
6. 5:58 – relaxed tune: flute/trombone trade off, very nice bass work here
7. 6:49 – exotic hardbop: trombone roams, but hot sax tunnels forward
8. 6:12 – straightahead groove, good percussion, bright sax/piano/drum solos
9. 3:42 – straight-up swinger, glides as trombone digs up the corners; drum solo
10. 9:58 – spiritual sound, philosophical trombone/clarinet over Africanized groove

[ Fo ] 04/17/11

Track Listing
1.In Search Of The One 6.Within Her Smile
2.Jamaican Surprise 7.Mystic Destiny
3.Song For Velader 8.One For Johnson
4.Moorish 9.Come On Home!
5.Perseverance 10.A Tear In Elmina