Elling, Kurt / Questions, The
Album: Questions, The   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Elling, Kurt   Added:Apr 2018

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-04-19 Pull Date: 2018-06-21 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jun 17 May 20 Apr 22
Airplays: 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 17, 2021: Traditions (rebroadcast from Jun 15, 2018)
Washing Of The Water
4. May 18, 2018: Traditions
A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall
2. Jun 16, 2018: Music Casserole
5. Apr 20, 2018: Old Fart at Play
Lonely Town
3. Jun 15, 2018: Traditions
Washing Of The Water

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-04-12
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: An Elling song can be a meditation, a demand, a lament, an expression of wonder, but never naive and rarely simple. Among these 10 tracks are elaborate musical and verbal constructions built around existing songs or instrumental pieces, with words by Elling interspersed with extracts from the works of various poets.
If You Like: Leonard Cohen
Track Review (favorites denoted by *0:
1/ A Hard Rain’s A’ Gonna Fall (8:12) – acapella start almost lie a poetry reading> midtempo jam with sung & spoken words> sax solo> uptempo song> quick stop
*2/ A Happy Thought (3:46) - piano starts> uptempo song>quick stop
3/ American Tune (6:12) – piano starts> slow song with soaring vocals> fade
4/ Washing of The Water (4:12) – piano starts> slow song> fade
*5/ A Secret In Three Views 6:18) – piano starts> slow song swings to midtempo> electric guitar solo> song soars> organ solo> false stop> song switches to slow & soaring & stops
*6/ Lonely Town (6:54) – piano starts> uptempo jam with midtempo song over the top> piano solo> trumpet solo> uptempo song> fade
7/ Endless Lawns (9:04) - drums/piano start> slow song. Trumpet solo> slow song> fade
*8/ I Have Dreamed (6am & song> :07) – acapella start> slow song swings to midtempo jam & song> sax solo> song> quick fade
9/ The Enchantress (6:24) – slow song> piano solo> slow song> slow fade
*10/ Skylark (8:12) – organ starts> slow song> piano solo> song> slow fade

Track Listing
1. A Hard Rain's A-Gonna Fall   6. Lonely Town
2. A Happy Thought   7. Endless Lawns
3. American Tune   8. I Have Dreamed
4. Washing Of The Water   9. The Enchantress
5. A Secret In Three Views   10. Skylark