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Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey / Race Riot Suite
Album:Race Riot Suite Collection:Jazz
Artist:Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Added:10/2011
Label:Royal Potato Family 

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Add Date:2011-10-09 Pull Date:2011-12-11 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:4 Dec27 Nov13 Nov30 Oct16 Oct
Airplays:11311

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 26, 2016:Rebop
Black Wall Street
4.Nov 12, 2011:Music Casserole
Cover Up
2.Dec 02, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Cover Up
5.Nov 11, 2011:Faux
Black Wall Street
3.Nov 22, 2011:Rebop
Black Wall Street, Second Prayer
6.Nov 08, 2011:Rebop
Lost In The Battle For Greenwood

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2011-10-08 
JACOB FRED JAZZ ODYSSEY: The Race Riot Suite
Royal Potato Family, 2011

MODERN JAZZ – JFJO has never been a “safe” band, always looking for new elements to add to their jazz-rock base, but they’ve really moved beyond expectations with this ambitious big-band suite inspired by the bloody Tulsa Race Riots of 1921. They achieve scale with a five-man horn section that includes stars Peter Apfelbaum and Steven Bernstein, and guitarist Chris Combs’ compositions are like an intense blend of Ellington, Mingus, and Dixieland, spiked with free-jazz and country while haunted by angry poltergeists. Impressive!

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 5, 6, 9

1. 2:44 – big surging intro, falls to troubled, turbulent atmosphere
2. 7:12 – all mixed up, with bustling grooves & old-timey cakewalks, country flavor and an ominous edge
3. 5:07 – chaos and high drama, speedy passages and screeching sax breaks
5. 4:50 – a slow dance, sax & piano weave through strange, unsettled chords
6. 5:18 – bold sound, careens drunkenly back and forth with a heavy tread
8. 4:16 – brash, agitated stomp on the edge of violence; open improv in middle
9. 3:33 – twisted carnival, slides into a quick tunneling sound, tons of energy
11. 7:34 – optimistic melodies struggle to emerge from the anguished darkness

Tracks 4,7,10,12 are brief, improvised interludes. 12 cuts off abruptly.

[ Fo ] - October 2011

Track Listing
1.Prelude 7.Second Prayer
2.Black Wall Street 8.Grandfather's Gun
3.The Burning 9.Cover Up
4.First Prayer 10.Third Prayer
5.Mt. Zion 11.Eye Of The Dove
6.Lost In The Battle For Greenwood 12.Last Prayer