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Marsalis, Branford & Joey Calderazzo / Songs Of Mirth And Melancholy
Album:Songs Of Mirth And Melancholy Collection:Jazz
Artist:Marsalis, Branford & Joey Calderazzo Added:07/2011
Label:Marsalis Music 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-07-24 Pull Date:2011-09-25 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:25 Sep18 Sep11 Sep4 Sep21 Aug14 Aug7 Aug31 Jul

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 24, 2011:Rebop
Bri's Dance
4.Sep 10, 2011:Rebop
One Way
2.Sep 17, 2011:Rebop
La Valse Kendall
5.Sep 03, 2011:Rebop
Face On The Barroom Floor
3.Sep 16, 2011:razor's edge
Bri's Dance
6.Aug 20, 2011:Rebop

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-07-23 
BRANFORD MARSALIS & JOEY CALDERAZZO: Songs of Mirth and Melancholy
Marsalis Music, 2011

SAX/PIANO DUETS – Marsalis strips his acclaimed quartet down to a duo for this relaxed session with long-time band mate Calderazzo. As is often the case with this configuration, there’s more of a sense of pure interplay than the usual soloist/sideman thing, a lot of openness, and a chamber music feel bordering on classical… which also makes most of the tracks sound rather melancholy, even when the playing is lively (hence the title).

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 4, 8, 9

1. 7:13 – upbeat strut: chunky piano riff won’t let go, tenor sax has bluesy feel
2. 4:28 – sweet, languid ballad: pure soprano sax tone, delicate piano
3. 7:40 – slow and dignified: wonderful soprano sax, melancholy piano
4. 4:31 – Wayne Shorter tune: slow, angular, introspective yet also soulful
5. 6:02 – lilting intro, elaborate piano solo, sax has a breathless insistence
6. 1:42 – Brahms melody, slow and serene
7. 8:49 – melancholy, intimate: piano floats away, soprano sax builds it up
8. 6:02 – a slow, gentle flow: sax in a wistful daydream, wrapped in piano
9. 8:04 – aggressive lopsided bounce: piano and sax hop ‘n’ pop with abandon

[ Fo ] 07/23/11

Track Listing
1.One Way 5.Endymion
2.The Bard Lachrymose 6.Die Trauernde
3.La Valse Kendall 7.Hope
4.Face On The Barroom Floor 8.Precious
 9.Bri's Dance