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New Tricks / Alternate Side
Album:Alternate Side Collection:Jazz
Artist:New Tricks Added:05/2011
Label:Self-Release 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-06-12 Pull Date:2011-08-14 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:14 Aug24 Jul26 Jun19 Jun
Airplays:1121

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 13, 2011:Rebop
Skeltazor
4.Jun 21, 2011:Rebop
Optimistic-Lee
2.Jul 22, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Optimistic-Lee
5.Jun 14, 2011:Rebop
Optimistic-Lee
3.Jun 24, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Optimistic-Lee

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2011-05-29 
NEW TRICKS: Alternate Side
self-released, 2011

POSTBOP – This trumpet/sax/bass/drum quartet is willing to take risks: their “chordless” sound is open and loose enough for everybody to move freely in solos, but the group is also firmly grounded in the swingin’ traditions of straightahead jazz. The results are a mixed bag: when it clicks they sound really fresh with plenty of simpatico jump, but some other tracks just seem to wander without much focus.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 7, 8, 9

1. 6:50 – upbeat, swinging walk: trumpet skews & sax rolls with it
2. 8:33 – popping tune in very loose ¾ time; great sax solo & cool drum work
3. 8:27 – quick drive, horns trade off swinging solos, then bounce off rhythm
4. 8:18 – slow, casual slide: expands with a sax/bass duet, very nice trumpet
5. 6:35 – chugging, riff-based tune, dull with exercise-like solos
6. 9:57 – rhythmic intro, builds up momentum as solos roam and search
7. 9:42 – warm midtempo: twisty bass solo, horns ramble over tough drums
8. 7:15 – jabbing uptempo: sax rolls over driving rhythm, trumpet teases
9. 4:40 – jumps: horns trade off over odd-meter rhythms, jumbled but cool

[ Fo ] 05/29/11

Track Listing
1.Alternate Side Parking 5.Back To Work
2.Optimistic-Lee 6.Long Road Home
3.Shellen Vs. Chee 7.New Dog
4.Vicenza Days 8.Short Stops
 9.Skeltazor