Jamal, Khan Quintet / Black Awareness
Album: Black Awareness   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Jamal, Khan Quintet   Added:Aug 2005

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2005-10-02 Pull Date: 2005-12-04 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 4 Nov 20 Oct 23
Airplays: 1 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 02, 2005: Memory Select
3. Oct 21, 2005: Memory Select
Sonny's Back, Part 1 And Part 2
2. Nov 18, 2005: No Cover, No Minimum
Nubian Queen

Album Review
Reviewed 2005-10-11
Khan Jamal 5tet – Black Awareness

Khan Jamal teams up here with fellow Philadelphian Grachan Moncur III for a laid back modern bop session. Nothing groundbreaking here, just some nice, easygoing swinging solos. Moncur seems to still be trying to recover from his medical problems, but Byard Lancaster on sax gets some nice solos on top of the solid rhythm section of Taylor & James.

*1. Light med tempo Monkish swing
2. Cautious, exploratory swing
3. Slow, gospelly blues
*4. Driving bop propelled by the vibes
5. Chiming steel drum-like vibe solo
*6. Med tempo, with nice solos
7. Speedy beat with poetry/singing

Ben B 9/26/05

Track Listing
1. One Comes First   4. Black Awareness
2. Riff Raff   5. Nubian Queen
3. Believe   6. Bloom
  7. Sonny's Back, Part 1 And Part 2