Sands, Christian / Facing Dragons
Album: Facing Dragons   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Sands, Christian   Added:Oct 2018
Label:Mack Avenue  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2018-11-04 Pull Date: 2019-01-06 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jan 6 Dec 23 Dec 16 Dec 2 Nov 18
Airplays: 4 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 08, 2021: Clean Copper Radio for Fo (rebroadcast from Jan 3, 2019)
Flight For Freedom, Rebel Music
4. Jan 04, 2019: Old Fart At Play
Sangueo Soul
2. Jan 08, 2019: Clean Copper Radio
Her Song, Yesterday, Sunday Mornings
5. Jan 03, 2019: Clean Copper Radio for Thursday's Child
Sangueo Soul, Sunday Mornings
3. Jan 05, 2019: Music Casserole
Sangueo Soul, Sunday Mornings
6. Jan 03, 2019: Clean Copper Radio for Fo
Flight For Freedom, Rebel Music

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2018-10-28
Reviewed: 2018-10-28
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Sands plays beautifully in a variety of styles. He honors and knows his predecessor masters, and yet he is very contemporary. He can build a solo with drama, and he writes well. He utilizes different musicians and combinations on every track.
If You Like: Oscar Peterson, Joe Henderson, Freddie Hubbard, Bill Connors
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Rebel Music (6:11) – piano starts> uptempo piano trio jam> piano solo> uptempo jam> crescendo end
*2/ Fight For freedom (7:17) - piano starts> full band uptempo jam> shifting tempos & melodies> piano solo> trumpet solo> midtempo jam> pause> uptempo jam> quick stop
*3/ Yesterday (7:22) – piano starts> piano trio slow hesitating jam> bass solo swings uptempo> piano solo slows then swings back up> uptempo jam> slow fade
**4/ Sangueo Soul (8:26) - drums start> uptempo jam> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick stop
5/ Sunday Morning (7:29) – guitar & chorus starts> hesitating slow jam morphs into uptempo spiritual> crescendo end
*6/ Frankenstein (8:43) – piano starts> slow & plodding swings to uptempo then slows to midtempo> fade
7/ Her Song (7:11) – guitar starts> slow jam swings uptempo> pause> slow jam to fade
*8/ Samba De Vela (5:40) – guitar starts> slow jam builds to midtempo, then shifts back and forth> uptempo jam> guitar solo> uptempo jam> quick fade
9/ Rhodes To Meditation (4:01) -Rhodes soft & silent to fade

Track Listing
1. Rebel Music   5. Sunday Mornings
2. Flight For Freedom   6. Frankenstein
3. Yesterday   7. Her Song
4. Sangueo Soul   8. Samba De Vela
  9. Rhodes To Meditation