Antell, Tucker / Grime Scene
Album: Grime Scene   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Antell, Tucker   Added:Jul 2018
Label:Oa2 Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-08-02 Pull Date: 2018-10-04 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 30 Sep 23 Sep 16 Sep 9 Aug 19 Aug 5
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 06, 2018: Music Casserole
Grime Scene
4. Sep 20, 2018: No Cover, No Minimum
Grime Scene
2. Sep 27, 2018: No Cover, No Minimum
I Mean You
5. Sep 14, 2018: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Home Stretch
3. Sep 22, 2018: Mix Tape
Grime Scene
6. Sep 06, 2018: No Cover, No Minimum
I Mean You

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-07-23
Reviewed: 2018-07-24
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: There are many welcome surprises on this pleasing debut. Saxophonist Antell is an active sideman with various groups, & his latest project is full of hard-hitting blues-infused compositions which draw from his love of classic blues music & bop.
If You Like: Rob Dixon, Hank Crawford, King Curtis, Eddie Harris
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Grime Scene (8:43) – long slow sax solo> rocking uptempo bluesy jam> sax solo> guitar solo> sizzling sax solo> drum/organ duet> uptempo jam> crescendo end
*2/ I Mean You (7:53) – drums start> uptempo funk jam with New Orleans vibe> trumpet solo> sax solo swings wild & fast> drop down a notch on the drum solo> uptempo funky jam> quick stop
*3/ Difference Maker (6:32) – wailing slow blues guitar solo starts> slow blues jam> sax solo> midtempo jam> crescendo end
*4/ What you Mean To Me (12:51) – sax solo starts> slowly builds to a slow jam> organ solo> slow jam> trumpet solo> slow jam> crescendo end
5/ The Hive (7:59) – sax starts> midtempo jam> raunchy sax solo swings uptempo> organ solo slows to midtempo> midtempo jam> quick stop
6/ Madness (7:48) – honking sax starts> midtempo jam> quick shift to slow & mellow, then back again several times> guitar solo> midtempo funky jam> honking sax solo swings uptempo & rocks out> crescendo & slow fade
7/ Rae (3:05) – sax starts> slow jam> fade
**8/ Home Stretch (8:40) – bass starts> midtempo funky jam swings uptempo, then to fast tempo> sizzling sax solo slows to midtempo> trumpet solo> swings uptempo> fast jam> quick stop

Track Listing
1. Grime Scene   5. The Hive
2. I Mean You   6. Madness
3. Difference Maker   7. Rae
4. What You Mean To Me   8. Home Stretch