Keys, Calvin / Vertical Clearance
Album: Vertical Clearance   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Keys, Calvin   Added:Apr 2006
Label:Wide Hive  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-05-14 Pull Date: 2006-07-16 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jul 16 Jun 18 May 28 May 21
Airplays: 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 09, 2010: The Jazz Hour
Unresolved Daydream
4. Jun 12, 2006: No Cover, No Minimum
Vertical Clearance
2. Dec 01, 2006: No Cover, No Minimum
Last Exit
5. May 22, 2006: No Cover, No Minimum
Last Exit
3. Jul 14, 2006: Memory Select
Proceed With Caution '06
6. May 19, 2006: Memory Select
Proceed With Caution '06

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-05-13
Bay area guitarist favoring soul/funk settings and a "nighttime jazz" sheen. Mainstream stuff heavy in organ and vibes, with a mellow feel but tempos fast enough to deliver some nicely involved solos. Horns appear only here and there but add a nice change of pace. Dangerously verges on smooth jazz here and there, but Keys turns in some nice work overall.

1- Latin, kind of, with percussion and mid/fast horns
2- Thumpy drums and mysterious air, fairly fast
3- Fast minor-key jam. Pleasant jazz chorus.
4- Adventurous. Fast floaty playing and a complex jazz middle
5- After-hours stuff, funky mellow, mid/fast. Ick.
6- Mildly spacey start; digs in for a nicely aggressive jam
7- Echoey 7/4 time, a friendly warm soul/jazz bit.
8- Cool vibes feel. Picks up after a slowish intro, into a nicely rolling pace.
9- Mellow and flowing
10- Softly jazzy, with a fairly fast pace.
11- Slowly funky '70s horn line, a crisp snappy midtempo piece

Track Listing
1. Mrkgy   6. Vertical Clearance
2. Spreading Spirit   7. Seven & Sonny Straight Up
3. Unresolved Daydream   8. Maximum Height
4. Proceed With Caution '06   9. Blue D
5. Secaucus S. Rutherford   10. Drunk Monk
  11. Last Exit