Mwendo Dawa Trio / Silent Voice
Album: Silent Voice   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mwendo Dawa Trio   Added:Mar 2019

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-04-09 Pull Date: 2019-06-11 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jun 9 Jun 2 May 26 May 5 Apr 28 Apr 21
Airplays: 2 1 1 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 08, 2019: Music Casserole
New Stream 6
4. May 25, 2019: Music Casserole
Bass Nagging
2. Jun 07, 2019: Old Fart At Play
Outside 13
5. May 04, 2019: Music Casserole
Bass Nagging
3. May 31, 2019: old fart at play
6. Apr 23, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-04-01
Reviewed: 2018-04-01
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: This trio mixes free improvised music on acoustic instruments—relying on a strong rhythmical approach— and with electronic instruments and laptops in order to enhance and expand its musical universe. This universe has open, inclusive borders—drawing inspiration from the sixties' fiery free jazz, the seventies' fusion experiences with its synthesized sounds, contemporary music, avant-garde sonic searches and confident Nordic calm—but always seeks to challenge itself without becoming trapped in any orthodox means, or losing its soulful essence. ECM fans, take note.
If You Like: Eno, Weather Report, Shigeto, Flying Lotus, Yelena Eckemoff
Track Review (favorites denoted by *:
**1/ Silent Voice (5:58) – bass starts> slow jam builds to midtempo> quick fade
***2/ Bass Nagging (8:52) – percussion/bass starts> midtempo jam with electronics, like a flock of geese> fast jam morphs into heavy midtempo space jam> slow fade & a drum roll
3/ Small Cry (6:07) – drums start> slow jam> piano solo> slow jam> slow fade
*4/ New Stream Three (5:05) – piano starts> slow jam builds into ominous midtempo jam, then swings uptempo & fades
5/ Sound Search (4:00) – drums/percussion start> uptempo jam morphs into uptempo off-lilter space jam> fade
*6/ Crisps (3:27) – piano starts hesitating with electronics> slow jam> piano solo swings uptempo> fade
**7/ Outside 13 (4:44) – piano/drums start with heavy piano chords> off-kilter midtempo heavy jam with electronic choral singing over the top> crescendo> fast tempo piano solo> midtempo jam> swings up tempo> slows to fade
*8/ New Stream 6 (7:15) – drums start> midtempo off-kilter hesitating jam swings uptempo> uptempo space jam> slow fade
9/ Hesitation (5:45) – drums start> slow hesitating jam swings to midtempo> fade
*10/ Inside (7:05) – electronic pulsing starts> midtempo space jam builds to uptempo> piano/electronics duet> uptempo jam swings to fast tempo> fade
*11/ Impatient Road (4:55) – drums/bass srart> slow jam builds to fast jam, then slows to slow tempo> drum solo to fade
12/ Deep Sigh (5:34) -electronic pulses start> slow hesitant space jam> fade

Track Listing
1. Silent Voice   7. Outside 13
2. Bass Nagging   8. New Stream 6
3. Small Cry   9. Hesitation
4. New Stream Three   10. Inside
5. Sound Search   11. Impatient Road
6. Crisps   12. Deep Sigh