Otomo, Takaaki / New Kid In Town
Album: New Kid In Town   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Otomo, Takaaki   Added:Dec 2017
Label:Troy Music Service  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-12-31 Pull Date: 2018-03-04 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Mar 4 Feb 25 Feb 18 Jan 7
Airplays: 1 1 1 3

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 02, 2018: Traditions
Rush Hour
4. Jan 06, 2018: Old Fart at Play
2. Feb 23, 2018: Traditions
5. Jan 05, 2018: Traditions
Evening Glow
3. Feb 17, 2018: Music Casserole
6. Dec 31, 2017: Clean Copper Radio

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-12-15
Reviewed: 2017-12-15
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: a fairytale story come true: the kid was just discovered in a restaurant. This disc is stunning, marked by engaging and energiziing dynamics. Mostly covers, including two planets by Holst. The trio is evenly matched and together produce magic!
If You Like: Oscar Peterson, Earl Hines, John Hicks, Tommy Flanagan
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Evening Glow (6:23) - piano starts slow and swings to uptempo jam> crescendo end
*2/ New Kid In Town (5:00) - piano starts> prancing midtempo jam with cascades of notes swings to uptempo romp> quick stop
*3/ Django (5:13) - piano starts> slow tempo jam> slow fade
4/ LullWater (6:06) - piano starts> slow tempo jam swings uptempo, slows, then swings out> quick fade
*5/ Repetition (5:22) - piano starts> midtempo jam swings to fast tempo> slows to midtempo> quick fade
*6/ People (5:01) - piano starts. slow tempo jam> bass solo> slow jam> fade
7/ Mars (5:57) - drums starts bolero-like> midtempo jam> rocking piano solo> midtempo jam> crescendo end
8/ Grandma's Song (4:09) - piano starts> slow tempo jam swings to midtempo> piano solo> bass solo> mid tempo jam quick fade
*9/ In Your Own Sweet Way (7:03) - piano starts> swings to uptempojam> piano solo> uptempo jam> bass solo> uptempo jam> drums/piano trade off short solod> uptempo jam> fade
10/ To You (6:01) - piano starts> slow tempo jam> bass solo> slow jam> slow fade
*11/ Rush Hour (3:31) - drums/piano start> fast tempo jam> lighning fast piano solo> bass solo> rocking fast jam> quick stop
12/ Venus (5:09) - piano starts> slow tempo solo eventually joined by bass> quick stop

Track Listing
1. Evening Glow   7. Mars
2. New Kid In Town   8. Grandma's Song
3. Django   9. In Your Own Sweet Way
4. Lullwater   10. To You
5. Repetition   11. Rush Hour
6. People   12. Venus