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Mitchell, Nicole / Awakening
Album:Awakening Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mitchell, Nicole Added:Oct 2011
Label:Delmark Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2011-10-09 Pull Date:2011-12-11 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Dec 11Dec 4Nov 27Nov 20Nov 13Nov 6Oct 30Oct 23

 Recent Airplay
1.Dec 06, 2011:Rebop
Curly Top
4.Nov 25, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Center Of The Earth
2.Dec 02, 2011:No Cover, No Minimum
Center Of The Earth
5.Nov 22, 2011:Rebop
Journey On A Thread
3.Nov 29, 2011:Rebop
More Than I Can Say
6.Nov 15, 2011:Rebop
Center Of The Earth

Album Review
Reviewed 2011-10-09 
Delmark, 2011

MODERN JAZZ – AACM flutist Mitchell steps back from her recent large-scale projects for a quartet date featuring Jeff Parker on guitar. The music is friendly but challenging: after a light bop warm-up, the group quickly heads into adventurous new territory with quirky tunes that leave lots of improvising space. The band didn’t exist until a few days before recording, but they’ve all been associates on the Chicago scene for many years and that mutual familiarity shows. Solid stuff.

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 6, 7, maybe 8

1. 6:58 – light, boppish stroll: flute runs high and low, relaxed guitar
2. 9:04 – steady linear groove / weightless emptiness / drifting solos / groove
3. 7:04 – circular modal groove has a hypnotic effect: easy to get lost in here
4. 2:24 – gentle tone poem, delicate and mysterious
5. 11:37 – three parts: chugging circles / free flute & drums / gentle daydream
6. 8:55 – low, stormy sound settles down with slow, bluesy guitar & flute solos
7. 6:21 – sneaky, quiet groove w/a funky touch: great twisty flute & bass solos
8. 6:03 – gently meandering: appealing solos over mysterious backing
9. 5:23 – light and slippery with just a hint of darkness under the surface

[ Fo ] - October 2011

Track Listing
1.Curly Top 5.Momentum
2.Journey On A Thread 6.More Than I Can Say
3.Center Of The Earth 7.There
4.Snowflakes 8.F.O.C.