Tonooka, Sumi / Now: Live At The Howland
Album: Now: Live At The Howland   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Tonooka, Sumi   Added:Sep 2012
Label:Arc Music Corp  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-09-21 Pull Date: 2012-11-23 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Nov 25 Nov 11 Nov 4 Oct 28 Oct 21 Oct 14 Sep 30
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 20, 2012: Rebop
4. Oct 27, 2012: Music Casserole
Moroccan Daze
2. Nov 09, 2012: No Cover, No Minimum
I'm Old Fashioned
5. Oct 19, 2012: No Cover, No Minimum
I'm Old Fashioned
3. Oct 30, 2012: Rebop
Sojourn 1 And Uganda
6. Oct 16, 2012: Rebop
I Hear A Rhapsody

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-09-11
Solo piano jazz. Disc 1 features classics by the likes of Ellington, Monk, and Cole Porter. Disc 2 are all originals, except for the Eubie Blake classic “All of You” (track 6). It’s a fabulous demonstration of her talent as both performer and composer. She moves effortlessly from emotive and gentle to driving and passionate. And her technique would be welcome in any classical concert hall.
Disc 1
*1. Midtempo classic gets modern phrasing and dynamic keywork.
2. Slow w/some inventive flourishes that propel it past ballad.
*3. This Jerome Kern classic get a modern bop makeover. Mid/up.
4. Slow/med medley for former mentor. Varying tempos, lots of heart
*5. Trilling, percussive keys (a la Monk), a solid mie/up tour de force.
6. Slow romance, picks up. A nice blend of gentle and powerful.

Disc 2:
*1. Perhaps more classical than jazz, slow and moving. (Quiet)
*2. A medley inspired by her tour of Africa. Slow & then it drives.
*3. Quirky intro starts slow, gets busy. Unpredictable & so good.
4. Slow, very quiet at times, but lyrical and smooth as silk.
5. Another slow, reflective track, picks up later w/a flourish.
*6. Sweetly warm, mostly midtempo w/a playful air.

Track Listing
1. I Hear A Rhapsody   7. Phantom Carousel
2. Heaven   8. Sojourn 1 And Uganda
3. I'm Old Fashioned   9. Moroccan Daze
4. Mary Lou William Medley   10. Mingus Mood
5. Evidence   11. At Home
6. All Of You   12. I'm Confessin