Forman, Bruce Trio / Formanism
Album: Formanism   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Forman, Bruce Trio   Added:Sep 2012

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-09-21 Pull Date: 2012-11-23 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Nov 11 Nov 4 Oct 28 Oct 21 Oct 14 Oct 7 Sep 30 Sep 23
Airplays: 2 2 1 1 3 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 09, 2012: No Cover, No Minimum
Blue Jake
4. Oct 30, 2012: Rebop
Obstacle Chorus
2. Nov 06, 2012: Rebop
Blue Jake
5. Oct 27, 2012: Music Casserole
3. Nov 02, 2012: No Cover, No Minimum
6. Oct 16, 2012: Rebop
Bruzette (Spanish), Blue Jake

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-09-11
West Coast cool from this talented trio featuring guitarist Forman, Gabe Noel on bass, and Jake Reed on drums. It’s nicely understated and sophisticated with a warm energy and some top notch playing. A nice blend of standards and originals with the kind of interplay that shows these guys know and trust each other. Watch levels as some of the solos can get really quiet. A nice small club feeling.

*1. Bright and swinging mid/uptemo romp.
2. Slow, delicate ballad that picks up w/a light touch of brightness.
*3. Oh so cool, mostly midtempo, quiet at times but such a nice bit.
4. Relaxed, the bass becomes cello. Gentle and delicate
*5. Nicely swinging guitar w/sweet bass punctuation. Down/midtempo
6. Warm ballad, solid solos from all.
*7. Mid/upbeat w/lively interplays and a bright, happy feel.
8. Slow and quiet, deceptively simple but a lovely melodic sound.
*9. Racing and lively from the get-go. Such a cool, twisting maze.
10. A more upbeat (barely) version of #4. Trading tempos & solos.
*11. Instantly lively w/some excellent work from all. Yummy good.

Track Listing
1. Formanism   6. Flaming
2. Sea Sweet   7. Underdog
3. Blue Jake   8. I've Told Every Little Star
4. Bruzette (Spanish)   9. Obstacle Chorus
5. Gone For Good   10. Bruzette
  11. Tassajara Turnaround