Bianco, Tony / Monkey Dance
Album: Monkey Dance   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Bianco, Tony   Added:Aug 2006

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-10-01 Pull Date: 2006-12-03 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 3 Nov 19 Nov 5 Oct 22 Oct 15 Oct 8
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 24, 2009: Memory Select
Strolling In The Savannah
4. Dec 01, 2006: Memory Select: Greenlief/Leandre/Nicols
2. Jul 08, 2009: Getting Over the Hump! (Full Moon)
Hanuman's Leap
5. Nov 17, 2006: Memory Select
Hanuman's Leap
3. Dec 06, 2006: Morning Glory
Strolling In The Savannah
6. Nov 03, 2006: No Cover, No Minimum
Hanuman's Leap

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-09-30
Upbeat fusion-tinged grooves with Dave Liebman on sax, adding some excellent free-jazz touches. You'll find Bianco (drums) on some abstract free-improv discs in our library, but here, he pulls out the rock/fusion influences: electric guitar and electric piano, solid steady beats and grooves, space for Liebman's shredding solos -- and of course lots of dense and complex drumming. Adds balaphon (a xylophone-like wooden instrument) for some "world" touches. Great stuff; play any track!

1- Mid/fast, kind of a "traditional" fusion sound
2- Coolly swingy, even bluesy.
3- Fast with balaphon clacking, slow sax lead for a breezy feel
4- Deep mystery: High flute and dark guitar/drums
5- Fast chugging, a bit funky.
6- A bit darker, but fast. Lots of guitar noise and drums.
7- A mid/fast cooldown
8- Indian? Indonesian? Percussive chimes and pipey flute. Fast, pleasant, and very "ethnic" sounding
9- Mid/fast, starts rather mellow but gets spikes of intensity
10- Fast beat, cool fusion feel. Bright, upbeat, a little crazy
11- Brisk, raw free jazz sax blare. Drums/sax duet.

Track Listing
1. Exiled   6. Dark Celestial Maidens
2. Strolling In The Savannah   7. To Gaze At Her
3. Walking On Wood   8. Honey In The Forest
4. Rama Longed For Sita   9. Which Way Do We Go?
5. Monkey Dance   10. Hanuman's Leap
  11. Surya