Freeman, Mike/ Zonavibe / Venetian Blinds
Album: Venetian Blinds   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Freeman, Mike/ Zonavibe   Added:Sep 2018
Label:Vibes Out Front  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-12-10 Pull Date: 2019-02-11 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jan 13 Dec 30 Dec 23
Airplays: 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 14, 2019: Transience
What's Up With This Moon
4. Dec 28, 2018: Emergency Crew (sub for Tom)
Que Tal Tio (What's Up Uncle)
2. Jan 11, 2019: Old Fart At Play
Mister Snacky
5. Dec 20, 2018: Clean Copper Radio for Fo
House Of Vibes
3. Jan 10, 2019: 117571
House Of Vibes
6. Oct 05, 2018: Old Fart at Play
House Of Vibes

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-09-27
Reviewed: 2018-09-27
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: The instant we hear the luminously pure and warm echoing tintinnabulation of Mr. Freeman’s vibraphone, know that we are in safe hands. Freeman plays airy vibrating keys aglow with rhythm, along with the subtly-hued trumpet, and propulsion of the bass, drums and percussion all make for a powerfully flowing set. The playing throughout this repertoire is crisp and alert and always fluent.
If You Like: Milt Jackson, Bobby Hutcherson, Tito Puente, Carl Tjader
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ House Of Vibes (5:16) – drums start>bouncy midtempo jam> crescendo end
*2/ Mister Snacky (5:19) – vibes start> midtempo Jam with Latin vibe> quick fade
3/ Bobby Land (4:49) – drums> fast jam> crescendo end
4/ Those venetian Blinds (5:34) – drums start> uptempo bouncy jam with Latin vibe> quick fade
*5/ Clutch The Hutch (3:58) – drums> uptempo jam> quick stop
6/ Mambo Kings (5:03) - vibes start> uptempo jam> crescendo & fade
*7/ What’s Up With This Moon (6:12) – drums start> midtempo jam> quick fade
8/ Night Crawlers (5;10) – percussion with Latin vibe starts> uptempo jam> crescendo & quick fade
*9/ Fancy Free (6:09) – percussion starts> midtempo jam> slows to fade
*10/ Que Tal Tio (What’s Up Uncle) (6:13) – vibes start. Uptempo jam with off-kilter vibes over the top> trumpet solo> vibes solo> uptempo jam> percussion solo> uptemo jam> quick fade

Track Listing
1. House Of Vibes   6. Mambo Kings
2. Mister Snacky   7. What's Up With This Moon
3. Bobby Land   8. Night Crawlers
4. Those Venetian Blinds   9. Fancy Free
5. Clutch The Hutch   10. Que Tal Tio (What's Up Uncle)