Branker, Anthony & Imagine / Beauty Within
Album: Beauty Within   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Branker, Anthony & Imagine   Added:Aug 2016
Label:Origin Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-08-21 Pull Date: 2016-10-23 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Oct 23 Oct 2 Sep 11 Sep 4 Aug 28
Airplays: 2 1 2 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 25, 2016: Waste FM
Many Roads Beneath The Sky
4. Sep 27, 2016: A Show Has No Name
People Everywhere
2. Oct 21, 2016: Rebop
Beauty Within
5. Sep 10, 2016: test patterns
Beauty Within
3. Oct 17, 2016: Everything A to Z week 63 part reaired RQ 6-7-21
Many Roads Beneath The Sky, (We Are) What We Are Not Yet, Prelude To Wisdom (Fabian's Improvisation)
6. Sep 10, 2016: Music Casserole

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2016-08-20
Branker, Anthony & Imagine/ Beauty Within
Label: Origin

Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2016-08-19

Tom McCarter
Branker, Anthony & Imagine
Beauty Within
Genre: Jazz
Everything but the kitchen sink! These guys are all over the map with a variety of styles, but all played well: bop, free jazz, ECM. Branker is actually the composer.
FCCs: none
If You Like: John Coltane, Jan Garbarek, Thelonious Monk, Lyle Mays, Pat Metheny, John McLaughlin
Favorite Tracks: Beauty Within, Many Roads Beneath the Sky,
People Everywhere
Track Review:
1/ hard bop transitions to ECM transitions to Mahavisnu-like free jazz, sounds like Monk jamming with Roland Kirk 2/ slow bass solo starts>
ECM jam> increases in tempo & intensity> slow fade 3/ piano start into midtempo jam with sax leading, wild piano solo transitions to slow jam
4/ heavy piano chords solo (short) 5/ midtempo atonal jam 6/ piano/bass Start, great sax & guitar solos> slow fade 7/ piano trio jam 8/ uptempo jam, sudden end 9/ piano starts, midtempo jam> slow jam

Track Listing
1. Joy   5. (We Are) What We Are Not Yet
2. Beauty Within   6. Many Roads Beneath The Sky
3. Loving Day (June 12)   7. Grace
4. Prelude To Wisdom (Fabian's Improvisation)   8. People Everywhere
  9. (God's) Wisdom