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Whiteley, Brad / Presence
Album:Presence Collection:Jazz
Artist:Whiteley, Brad Added:11/2018
Label:Destiny Records 

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Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-11-29 
Reviewed: 2018-11-29
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Presence is a 21st century modern jazz & incorporates a wide world of influences into a warm, engaging whole, with Whiteley’s fluid pianism leading the way. Bringing 11 of his original compositions to vibrant life, the new album sees piano lead an ace band of New York players.
If You Like: Chick Corea, Yelena Eckemoff, Amanda Gardier
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Dusk (7:33) – electric guitar/piano starts> uptempo jam> pause> uptempo jam> guitar solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> fade
*2/ Sunset Park (7:48) – piano starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> guitar solo> uptempo jam> crescendo & fade
**3/ The Unwinding (7:00) – piano starts low, then swings into midtempo jam with heavy percussion> shifts to slightly off-kilter jam> piano solo swings uptempo> guitar solo. Prercussion solo> uptempo jam drops to slow jam> fade
*4/ Sinking Feeling (7:13) – piano/guitar starts> midtempo jam swells and fades> piano solo> slinky sax solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
5/ Everything Changes (5:18) – electric piano starts> midtempo trio jam> bass solo> midtempo jam> quick fade
6/ Presence (6:53) – piano starts> midtempo jam> midtempo jam swells to crescendo> lilting sax solo swings up then mellows> guitar solo slowly soars> midtempo jam> slow fade
7/ When We Met (6:12) – electric piano starts> uptempo jam> bass solo> midtempo jam> piano solo>midtempo jam> slow fade
*8/ Demagogue (5:44) full band starts> uptempo jam> piano solo> uptempo jam mellows to midtempo> guitar solo builds to uptempo jam> quick stop
*9/ Dawn (5:52) – piano starts> pause> slow haunting jam morphs into off-kilter space jam> fade
**10/ K Car Funk ‘83 (5:23) – piano starts> uptempo hesitating jam> scintillating sax solo> staggering piano solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
*11/ A Dark Day (7:02) – piano starts> midtempo jam> piano solo> midtempo jam> quick fade

Track Listing
1.Dusk 6.Presence
2.Sunset Park 7.When We Met
3.The Unwinding 8.Demagogue
4.Sinking Feeling 9.Dawn
5.Everything Changes 10.K Car Funk
 11.A Dark Day