Levine, Joel / Whistleblower, The
Album: Whistleblower, The   Collection:Jazz
Artist: Levine, Joel   Added:Oct 2017
Label: Iue Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-10-29 Pull Date: 2017-12-31 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 31 Dec 3 Nov 26 Nov 19 Nov 12 Nov 5
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 06, 2018: Music Casserole
Big Broski
4. Nov 24, 2017: Traditions
Trouble In Mind
2. Dec 24, 2017: Clean Copper Radio Talk & Hot Topics
Come Unto Him
5. Nov 18, 2017: Music Casserole
Trouble In Mind
3. Dec 02, 2017: Old Fart at Play
6. Nov 11, 2017: Music Casserole
Peace Go With You Brother

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-10-26
Reviewed: 2017-10-26
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Jazz on recorder. And brilliantly performed. Plus Levine surrounds himself with several world class musicians & vocalists to jam on everything from George Duke to Handel, even a blues. Plus 4 originals. Something new to savor on every track.
If You Like: Yusef Lateef, Hubert Laws, Charles Lloyd
Track Review (favorites denoted by*):
*1/ The Black Angel (4:48) - drums/electric piano starts> midtempo jam> recorder solo swings uptempo> electric piano solo> uptempo jam> recorder/piano duet> fade
*2/ Trouble In Mind (3:36) - bluesy piano starts> slow tempo jam? piano solo> recorder solo> crescendo end
3/ All I Can Do Is Think About You (4:23) - piano/recorder starts> midtempo song> recorder solo> fade on vocal
*4/ Big Broski (8:42) - bass starts> midtempo jam> recorder solo>guitar solo>piano solo> midtempo jam> slow fade
*5/ Love (7:12) - synth/piano/recorder starts> slow tempo builds to midtempo song with female vocal & chorus> recorder solo swings uptempo> uptempo song> fade
6/ Here And Gone (3:45) - recorder starts> slow tempo jam> recorder solo> slow jam> fade
*7 Peace Go With You Brother (5:40) - bass starts> slow jam with heavy notes> male 7 female vocals trade off> recorder solo> song> fade on vocals
*8/ Joel's Lament (4:43) - drum beats start. slow jam swings uptempo on recorder>piano solo> guitar solo> midtempo jam>quick fade with vocal
9/ Stay With Me (2:51) - piano starts> slow tempo song with female vocal> fade
10/ Kopernikusgasse VII (3:31) - electric piano & electronics start> slow tempo jam> electric piano solo> recorder so with strings> fade
*11/ Kopernikusgasse V (1:03) - recorder starts> fast tempo jam> quick fade
12/ Come Unto Him (4:22) - electric piano starts> slow tempo song with strings> fade
*13/ Rust 93:11) - recorder starts> uptempo jam> electric piano solo> jam> fade

Track Listing
1. The Black Angel   7. Peace Go With You Brother
2. Trouble In Mind   8. Joel's Lament
3. All I Do Is Think About You   9. Stay With Me
4. Big Broski   10. Kopernikusgasse Vll
5. Love   11. Kopernikusgasse V
6. Here And Gone   12. Come Unto Him
  13. Rust