Wilson, Matt/Arts and Crafts / Wake Up (To What's Happening)
Album: Wake Up (To What's Happening)   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Wilson, Matt/Arts and Crafts   Added:Sep 2004
Label:Palmetto Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-09-27 Pull Date: 2004-11-29 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Nov 21 Nov 14 Nov 7 Oct 31 Oct 17 Oct 10 Oct 3
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 10, 2004: No Cover, No Minimum - Favorites of 2004, Part 2
Free Range Chicken
4. Nov 05, 2004: Memory Select
Fast Edd
2. Nov 19, 2004: Memory Select
There Comes a Time
5. Oct 29, 2004: No Cover, No Minimum
Free Range Chicken
3. Nov 12, 2004: No Cover, No Minimum - I Like To Riff!
Cuban Carnival Song
6. Oct 16, 2004: Morning Glory
Free Range Chicken

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-09-28
Mainstream jazz, well played but with fewer surprises than Wilson's previous albums. That's because it's mostly covers, which means we miss the chummy, upbeat style of Wilson's own writing.

The album feels like a Wilson retrospective of his own influences, and it's got some variety to that effect. Overall very "nice," but it's got tracks like 2,4, and 9 to keep it from being labeled "harmless."

1- Bright; old-fashioned feel.
2- Nicely cooking little piece, w/organ. Starts a bit corny.
3- Mid/slow, a nice bluesy bebop feel
4- Stormy flow over mellow vocals from cheesy-jazz guy Curtis Stigers. Not nearly as bad as you'd think; Stigers' lines are sampled during the trumpet solo for a spacey effect
5- Slow and comforting
6- Cuban: Jaunty popping feel with tom drums
7- Slow, with touches of gospel feel
8- Mid/slow nightclub dancing music
9- Fast bebop
10- Closing-credits reprise of #4

Track Listing
1. Sticky Mack   6. Cuban Carnival Song
2. Free Range Chicken   7. Silence
3. Aluminum Baby   8. We'll Be Together Again
4. There Comes a Time   9. Fast Edd
5. Luiza   10. There Comes a Time