Baljinder Sekhorn / Places & Times
Album: Places & Times   Collection:Classical
Artist:Baljinder Sekhorn   Added:Jun 2018
Label:Windtunnel Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-06-18 Pull Date: 2018-08-20 Charts: Classical/Experimental
Week Ending: Aug 26 Aug 5 Jul 29 Jul 22 Jul 15 Jul 8 Jun 24
Airplays: 1 1 3 4 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 20, 2018: Everything A to Z Week 144
4. Jul 28, 2018: Music Casserole
2. Jul 29, 2018: Gong Songs Etc
(Death Is An Adviser) 1. Any Time, Any Place.
5. Jul 27, 2018: Old Fart at Play
3. Jul 28, 2018: Narnia
6. Jul 21, 2018: Narnia

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-06-15
Reviewed: 2018-06-15
Genre: Classical (X)
FCCs: none
Review: Composer & percussionist Sekhorn’s latest offering is a collection of sonorous landmarks and magical moments: percussion ensemble works that are as compelling as they are mysterious. It is also a record of some of the ways in which life and art might share a journey. He has brought together three fine percussion ensembles to present his exhilarating vision. Tracks 3-8 are all one piece but can be played separately.
If You Like: The Percussion Clique, Bob Zander, So Percussion
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Passageways (9:31) – steel pans start> uptempo percussion jam increases in volume & intensity with a fascinating interplay of instruments> steel pans solo swings & slows, reminiscent of Balinese gamelan> false stop> short burst & stop
2/ Musica Casera (12:14) – hesitant spacey start & stop> guitar joins> back & forth interplay with percussion & guitar morphs into intense hesitant jam & then mellows> false stop> mellow guitar solo goes spacey, then flamenco, then spacey flamenco> fade
Death Is An Adviser
*3/ I. any time, any place (2:24) – gongs/piano starts> space patrol, like a soundtrack for Alien> quick stop
4/ II. maybe today. maybe tomorrow (3:28) – fast percussion start> uptempo jam with piano, like a flock of hummingbirds in flight> slows and starts like they flit from flower to flower> quick stop
*5/ III. touched. not felt. (2:55) – piano starts slow like the beginning of a rainfall, then swings into uptempo jam & mellows> quick stop
6/ IV. a worthy opponent. (2:27) – piano starts> uptempo jam with heavy percussion, like armies marching> quick stop
*7/ V. now or later. (3:31) – piano/percussion strts> slow jam like circling the earth> quick stop
8/ VI. dream come true. (5:55) – piano starts> hesitant midtempo jam builds in intensity with heavy percussive notes, occasionally pausing> slow fade
9/ Sun (9:30) – hesitant percussive opening on different instruments, like an ongoing conversation> slow fade
*10/ Refuge (8:50) – marimba starts> slow melodic jam> heavy notes builds in volume & intensity, then mellows to almost quiet> slowly builds in intensity & volume> rocking percussive jam> crescendo end

Track Listing
1. Passageways   6. (Death Is An Adviser) 4. A Worthy Opponent.
2. Musica Casera   7. (Death Is An Adviser) 5. Now Or Later.
3. (Death Is An Adviser) 1. Any Time, Any Place.   8. (Death Is An Adviser) 6. Dream Come True
4. (Death Is An Adviser) 2. Maybe Today, Maybe Tomorrow.   9. Sun
5. (Death Is An Adviser) 3. Touched, Not Felt.   10. Refuge