Bailey, John / Can You Imagine?
Album: Can You Imagine?   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bailey, John   Added:Feb 2020
Label:Freedom Road Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2020-02-26 Pull Date: 2020-07-22 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Mar 15 Mar 1
Airplays: 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jan 11, 2022: Music Casserole (rebroadcast from Jan 8, 2022)
President Gillespie Suite - See Disc for Titles
4. Dec 17, 2021: Traditions
Pebbles in the Pocket
2. Jan 08, 2022: Music Casserole
President Gillespie Suite - See Disc for Titles
5. Oct 10, 2021: Alien Hour
Elite State of Mind
3. Dec 22, 2021: Traditions (rebroadcast from Dec 17, 2021)
Pebbles in the Pocket
6. Mar 12, 2020: Old fart At Play
The Blues House

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-02-19
Reviewed: 2020—02-17
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: Trumpeter Bailey draws on the history of when Dizzy Gillespie ran for President in 1964, and points up that the same issues he ran on then are prevalent today. The band is tight & the music is straight be-bop from another lifetime.
If You Like: Dizzy Gillespie, Freddie Hubbard, Clifford Brown, Woody Shaw
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
*1/ Pebbles In The Pocket (5:08) – bass starts> uptempo jam> quick stop
**2/ The President Gillespie Suite (12:14) – drums start> midtempo jam with muted trumpet builds to rocking uptempo> crescdendo end
l/ The Humanitarian Candidate
ll/ Road To The Blues House
lll/ President Gillespie’s Birthday Song
**3/ The Touch Of Her Vibe (7:06) – percussion starts> subdued midtempo jam builds to uptempo> slow fade
4/ The Blues House (6:50) – horns start> midtempo brassy jam swings uptempo> crescendo end
*5/ Ballad From Oro, Incensio Y Mirra (6:05) – piano starts> slow tempo jam> fade> pause> fade
*6/ Elite State Of Mind (6:16) – drums start> mellow uptempo jam with flute & female vocal> sax joins> crescendo and fade
7/ Valsa Rancho (5:43) – horns start> slow tempo jam builds to uptempo, then slows to fade
*8/ From The Heart (7:51) – piano/drums start> uptempo jam> crescendo end
9/ People (3:54) – trumpet starts> slow tempo jam> slow fade

Track Listing
1. Pebbles in the Pocket   5. Ballad of Oro, Incienso Y Mira
2. President Gillespie Suite - See Disc for Titles   6. Elite State of Mind
3. The Touch of Her Vibe   7. Valsa Rancho
4. The Blues House   8. From the Heart
  9. People