Finlayson, Jonathan / 3 Times Round
Album: 3 Times Round   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Finlayson, Jonathan   Added:Oct 2018
Label:Pi Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-10-28 Pull Date: 2018-12-30 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 23 Dec 16 Nov 18 Nov 4
Airplays: 2 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 21, 2018: Old Fart at Play
Refined Strut
4. Nov 15, 2018: No Cover, No Minimum
2. Dec 20, 2018: Clean Copper Radio for Fo
Refined Strut
5. Nov 01, 2018: No Cover, No Minimum
3. Dec 13, 2018: Clean Copper Radio for Fo
A Stone, A Pond, A Thought
6. Oct 31, 2018: Clean Copper Radio
Refined Strut

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-10-25
Reviewed: 2018-10-25
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: One comes to expect a challenge from this trumpeter/composer. Schooled the past 18 years as a member of Steve Coleman's Five Elements, Finlayson delivers music with a surgical precision, as evidenced on his third release as a leader. His band forms a kind of philosophers' club, navigating Finlayson's compositions, while having an intramural discourse.
If You Like: Dave Douglas, Joe Lovano, Matthew Shipp
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Feints (7:02) – piano starts> jagged uptempo jam> quick stop
*2/ Grass (7:40) – piano starts> uptempo jam> trumpet solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
*3/ A Stone, A Pond, a Thought (9:02) – piano stats> midtempo jam like steering a ship through a fog increases in volume & intensity> crescendo & some drum beats to end
4/ The Moon Is New (14:07 ) – piano starts> uptempo jam slows to slow tempo, then swings back up hard & heavy>pause> swinging uptempo jam goes wild & off-kilter> pause> swinging midtempo jam> pause> swinging uptempo piano solo slows to slow tempo & fades
*5/ Refined Strut (4:40) – piano starts> midtempo jam with Spanish vibe slowly slows to fade
6/ Rope from The Sky (3:16) – piano starts> slow jam> slow fade
*7/ Tap Tap (7:22) - piano starts> uptempo jam> quick stop

Track Listing
1. Feints   4. The Moon Is New
2. Grass   5. Refined Strut
3. A Stone, A Pond, A Thought   6. Rope From The Sky
  7. Tap-Tap