Denson, Jeff / Secret World
Album: Secret World   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Denson, Jeff   Added:Oct 2012
Label:Between the Lines  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2012-10-05 Pull Date: 2012-12-07 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Nov 25 Nov 18 Nov 11 Nov 4 Oct 28 Oct 21 Oct 14
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 20, 2012: Rebop
Dance Of A Bittersweet Victory
4. Oct 30, 2012: Rebop
2. Nov 13, 2012: Rebop
5. Oct 27, 2012: Music Casserole
We The Water Moves
3. Nov 06, 2012: Rebop
6. Oct 16, 2012: Rebop

Album Review
Reviewed 2012-10-04
Modern jazz featuring Denson on bass & vocals, Ralph Alessi (trumpet), Florian Weber (piano), Dan Weiss (drums). The band has a driving yet lyrical sound and a sense of improvised interplay that lets each man shine in his own way. There are some complex harmonies at play here and the result is a dreamy, almost visual experience. Some of the solos here are very quiet (especially #8) so keep an eye on your levels.

*1. Slow at first then things get loud & busy as tempos change.
2. Alressi delivers a tight solo on this one but it’s not my favorite.
*3. Midtempo w/a sort of stutter-step rhythm that catches fire later.
4. Slow bowed bass at first, very quiet, then some brassy energy.
5. Relaxed yet with some complicated interplays. Quiet in parts.
*6. Downtempo w/wordless vocals then the trumpet flies in.
7. Starts quietly down/midtempo with a confident sophistication.
8. Sweet lyricism. At 1:30 there’s silence then a VERY quiet piano.
9. Down/midtempo flow with a nice unpredictability.
*10. Midtempo, picking up power as it goes. Nicely jamming end.

Track Listing
1. Rise   6. Longing
2. Autumn Song   7. Setting Sun
3. Not Another Moment's Thought   8. Dusk
4. We The Water Moves   9. Nightfall
5. Merry-Go-Round   10. Dance Of A Bittersweet Victory