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De Rosa, Carlo / Cross-Fade / Brain Dance
Album:Brain Dance Collection:Jazz
Artist:De Rosa, Carlo / Cross-Fade Added:05/2011
Label:Cuneiform Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-05-01 Pull Date:2011-07-03 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:3 Jul26 Jun19 Jun12 Jun5 Jun29 May22 May15 May

 Recent Airplay
1.May 03, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
Circular Woes
4.Jun 24, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
For Otto
2.Jul 01, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
For Otto
5.Jun 20, 2011:Futurebeat Radio
For Otto
3.Jun 30, 2011:Morning Becomes Electric
For Otto
6.Jun 14, 2011:DON - FROM WINSTON... GOOD LUCK!
Brain Dance

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-05-01 
Cuneiform, 2011

MODERN JAZZ – Bassist Carlo De Rosa’s name may not be familiar, but he’s assembled one heck of a quartet. De Rosa and pianist Vijay Iyer each trade off electric and acoustic instruments, Mark Shim’s sax is lively and inventive, and Justin Brown keeps things hopping on drums. The tunes are unusual, mostly built up from abbreviated, offbeat melodic phrases.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 7

1. 7:09 – weaves around an odd repeated phrase; bass & sax solos take off
2. 7:14 – solo bass sets up tricky, winding theme: piano runs the maze, sax digs in
3. 6:19 – relaxed ballad: romantic bass solo, playfully daydreaming piano
4. 7:11 – heavy, slow-chugging tune: sax percolates, but agitated piano blows it up
5. 2:37 – tiptoes into a funky place, sax & piano shadow each other
6. 13:22 – first half has optimistic theme from an odd angle and lively solos, but then it turns slow, dark and open-ended, drifting out into murky space
7. 7:26 – electric reptilian slither: slippery keyboard, then sax & drums speed it up

[ Fo ] 05/01/11

Track Listing
1.Circular Woes 4.Headbanger's Bawl
2.For Otto 5.Brain Dance
3.Maja 6.Terrane / A Phrase
 7.Route 17