Sheppard, Bob / Fine Line, The
Album: Fine Line, The   Collection:Jazz
Artist: Sheppard, Bob   Added:Jul 2019
Label: Challenge Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2019-07-30 Pull Date: 2019-10-01 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 29 Sep 22 Sep 15 Sep 8 Aug 25 Aug 18 Aug 11 Aug 4
Airplays: 1 1 1 2 1 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 15, 2021: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics (rebroadcast from Sep 17, 2019)
Joegenic
4. Sep 17, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Joegenic
2. Oct 03, 2019: Old fart at play
Run Amok
5. Sep 10, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
Maria's Tango
3. Sep 24, 2019: Clean Copper Radio & Hot Topics
A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing, Thanks For The Memory
6. Sep 06, 2019: Butter and Jams
A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2019-07-09
Reviewed: 2019-07-09
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: One of the top-tier saxophonists on the circuit today, Sheppard is an in-demand sideman and session player for some of the best jazz & pop musicians. He is also adept at playing other This is a gritty, cutting-edge disc with a modern jazz sound.
If You Like: Eddie Harris, Joe Farrell
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
***1/ Edge Of Trouble (4:46) – drums start> fast tempo jam> sax solo> trumpet solo> vibes solo> piano solo> fast jam> drum solo interspersed with horn riffs> quick stop
**2/ Run Amok (5:52) – drums start> midtempo Monk-like jam> sax solo> funky piano solo> bass solo> midtempo jam> crescendo end
*3/ The Fine Line (4:11) – sax/female vocal starts> midtempo jam> sax solo> piano solo> midtempo jam>
4/ People Make The World Go ‘Round (5:08) – drums start> midtempo jam> sax solo> midtempo jam> sax solo> midtempo jam builds in volume> slows to fade
*5/ I Didn’t Know What Time It Was (7:20) – drums/piano starts> midtempo jam> sax solo> flute solo> sax solo> piano solo> uptempo jam with soaring sax> crescendo end
*6/ Maria’s Tango (5:36) – drums/electric piano stat> midtempo jam with Latin vibe> bass solo> sax solo> uptempo jam> crescendo & fade
***7/ Above & Beyond (5:38) – drums start> fast tempo jam> sax solo> piano solo> drum solo> fast jam> quick fade & a piano note
8/ Joegenic (4:54) – sax/vibes start> midtempo jam> sax solo> piano solo> slow fade
**9/ Thanks For The Memory (4:24) – sax starts> slow tempo jam> bass solo> sax solo> slow jam> slow fade
***10/ A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing (7:02) – drums start> uptempo jam> sax solo> vibes solo> piano solo> uptempo jam> quick stop

Track Listing
1. Edge Of Trouble   6. Maria's Tango
2. Run Amok   7. Above & Beyond
3. The Fine Line   8. Joegenic
4. People Make The World Go 'round   9. Thanks For The Memory
5. I Didn't Know What Time It Was   10. A Flower Is A Lovesome Thing