Razavi, Mason Quartet Plus / Volume 2
Album: Volume 2   Collection:Jazz
Artist: Razavi, Mason Quartet Plus   Added:May 2017
Label: Oa2 Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-06-01 Pull Date: 2017-08-03 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 30 Jul 23 Jul 16 Jul 9 Jun 25 Jun 4
Airplays: 1 2 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 04, 2017: Rebop
Riverbed
4. Jul 20, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
Blue & Grey Waltz
2. Jul 28, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum: Friday Edition
Riverbed
5. Jul 14, 2017: Rebop
Blue & Grey Waltz
3. Jul 21, 2017: Rebop
When The Ink Ran Dry
6. Jul 07, 2017: Rebop
Riverbed

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-05-26
Tom McCarter
Reviewed: 2017-05-26
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none

Review: versatile guitarist and his quartet perform a variety of jazz styles and they do them all well. On tracks 6-10, the group expands with the addition of 5 horn players. All originals with the exception of #10, where they breathe new life into Caravan.
If You Like: Kenny Burrell, John McLaughlin (electric), Al Di Meola (electric)
Favorite Tracks: (2) Blues In New Hues (4) Blue and Grey Waltz (6) When The Ink Ran Dry (8) Portrait for Mingus (10) Caravan
Track Review: 1/ guitar starts> midtempo> piano solo> fade (6:35) 2/ guitar starts> midtempo builds to uptempo> quick fade (6:28) 3/ guitar starts> slow tempo> several stops on chords to end (5:31) 4/ guitar starts> midtempo> everybody solos> quick stop (5:57) 5/ bass starts> uptempo fusion jam> guitar solo> piano solo> quick stop (6:55) 6/ horns start> slow tempo> beautiful guitar solo builds to midtempo> horns solo> crescendo end (8:01) 7/ bass starts> uptempo jam> horns take solos> guitar solo> quick stop (6:22) 8/ horns start> slow tempo> trombone solo> guitar solo> quick stop (5:07) 9/ horns start> slow tempo> guitar solo> trumpet solo> fade 10/ guitar starts> fusion fast tempo> sax solo> blazing guitar solo (reminds me of Santana)> bass clarinet solo> bass solo> full tilt jam> quick stop (6:53)

Track Listing
1. Riverbed   6. When The Ink Ran Dry
2. Blues In New Hues   7. Grv√ľnkabop
3. Looking Forward, Looking Back   8. Portait For Mingus
4. Blue & Grey Waltz   9. Through The Fog
5. With The Wind At My Back   10. Caravan