English, Darren / Imagine Nation
Album: Imagine Nation   Collection:Jazz
Artist:English, Darren   Added:Oct 2016
Label:Hot Shoe Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2016-12-21 Pull Date: 2017-02-22 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Feb 19 Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 29 Jan 8 Dec 25
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 16, 2020: Alphabet Soup
What A Little Moonlight Can Do
4. Feb 03, 2017: Rebop
2. Feb 17, 2017: Rebop
5. Jan 27, 2017: Rebop
Imagine Nation
3. Feb 10, 2017: Rebop
The Birth
6. Jan 06, 2017: Rebop
What A Little Moonlight Can Do

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2016-11-11
English, Darren / Imagine Nation
Label: Hot Shoe records

Tom McCarter
Reviewed: 2016-11-11

Tom McCarter
English, Darren
Imagine Nation
Genre; Jazz
Review: Impressive debut of a stellar trumpeter and his group who effectively perform a wide range of jazz contexts. The CD includes originals, one of which is a suite, and early jazz standards, impeccably performed. Occasional vocals
FCCs: none
If You Like: Terence Blanchard, Lee Morgan, Clifford Brown
Favorite Tracks: (1) Imagine Nation (4) What A Little Moonlight Can Do (6) The Birth 98) I've Never Been in Love Before (10)Cherokee
Track Review: 1/ piano starts> midtempo jam builds to fast tempo> slow fade 2/ sax starts> slow tempo jam 3/ drums start> fast tempo jam> quick stop 4/ trumpet starts> fast tempo with female vocal> trumpet solo> piano solo> quick fade on vocal 5/ spoken word starts (Mandela talking)blends with music> fades on spoken word
6/ piano starts> midtempo jam moves uptempo> quick stop 7/ piano starts> slow tempo jam with female vocal> slow fade on vocal 8/ piano starts> midtempo jam with scat singing> quick fade
9/ drums start> uptempo jam> false stop> quick fade 10/ trumpet starts> fast tempo jam> quick fade

Track Listing
1. Imagine Nation   6. The Birth
2. Body & Soul   7. Skylark
3. Bebop   8. I've Never Been In Love Before
4. What A Little Moonlight Can Do   9. Bullet In The Gunn
5. Pledge For Peace   10. Cheokee