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Shepik, Brad Quartet / Across The Way
Album:Across The Way Collection:Jazz
Artist:Shepik, Brad Quartet Added:Jul 2011
Label:Songlines Recordings 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-07-31 Pull Date:2011-10-02 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 25Sep 18Sep 11Sep 4Aug 21Aug 14Aug 7

 Recent Airplay
1.Sep 23, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum - Coltrane Day
Across The Way
4.Sep 07, 2011:Memory Select
Across The Way
2.Sep 17, 2011:Rebop
5.Sep 03, 2011:Rebop
Across The Way
3.Sep 10, 2011:Rebop
German Taco
6.Sep 02, 2011:Jazz: Cantan

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-07-31 
Songlines, 2011

MODERN JAZZ – Brad Shepik has a great quartet here, with his introspective electric guitar merging with ethereal vibraphone, deep, well-recorded acoustic bass and drumming that seeps into the tunes as well as pushing them forward. It’s a wondrous sound, full of mystery and memory, resonating, rolling and gently sweeping the listener along.

Brad Shepik : guitar
Tom Beckham : vibraphone
Jorge Roeder : bass
Mark Guiliana : drums

Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 5, 6, 8

1. 6:54 – gentle yearning over moody guitar pattern; bass solo really sings
2. 7:07 – hopscotch melody roams up & down, speeds & slows; good vibes
3. 8:09 – uptempo jog: guitar & vibes solos unspool over steady, urgent pulse
4. 5:56 – slow and lyrical with meandering chords, gentle vibes & guitar solos
5. 7:08 – upbeat ditty bounces along: an appealing tune, nice solos all around
6. 6:59 – dreamlike spiral: guitar floats into the clouds, vibes are soft & warm
7. 6:57 – uptempo theme, settles down a bit, solos have a gentle sort of drive
8. 4:24 – very deliberate pacing: solos roam thru intriguing chord sequence
9. 6:41 – a bit of funkiness in this midtempo strut; chunky vibes & sassy guitar
10. 4:48 – guitar/vibes duo sets up a breezy jazz waltz; solos have upbeat flair
11. 5:13 – calm melody over train-like rhythmic pulse, drifts into a daydream

[ Fo ] 07/31/11

Track Listing
1.Across The Way 6.Marburg
2.Down The Hill 7.Transfer
3.Xylo 8.Pfaffenhofen
4.Garden 9.Mambo Terni
5.German Taco 10.Your Egg Roll
 11.Train Home