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Manhattan New Music Project / Jazz Cycles: Mnmp Performs Paul Nash
Album:Jazz Cycles: Mnmp Performs Paul Nash Collection:Jazz
Artist:Manhattan New Music Project Added:Sep 2007
Label:Mnmp Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2007-09-23 Pull Date:2007-11-25 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Nov 25Nov 18Oct 14Oct 7Sep 30

 Recent Airplay
1.Aug 23, 2014:Music Casserole
Night Flight, Passaglia
4.Oct 12, 2007:No Cover, No Minimum
Tamalpais Night, It's Only A Dream
2.Nov 23, 2007:Memory Select
Passaglia/Night Flight
5.Oct 06, 2007:orangeasm
Night Flight (Reprise)
3.Nov 16, 2007:No Cover, No Minimum
Night Flight, Passaglia
6.Sep 27, 2007:RIpRidah Radio
Outside In

Album Review
Reviewed 2007-09-20 
MNMP, 2007

MODERN JAZZ – Composer/bandleader Paul Nash, who led the Bay Area Composers Orchestra in the 1980s, spent the final year of his life gathering his various compositions into a set of definitive documents. This disc is the first part of that legacy. It features not-quite mainstream pieces meant to reflect Nash’s 30-year musical journey, recorded by his final band. Very fine writing, crisp performances, a lovely disc.

Fo’s Picks: 1-2, 6, 11-12

Note: This CD is really a suite, but it can also be broken up as shown below...

1-2. 7:17 – guitar motif picked up by horns; impassioned sax, then becomes a hot bumping groove, solos for bass, guitar, sax
3-5. 9:43 – gentle ballad with some odd angles lurking inside, free segue into insistent theme, soft-edged piano & burning sax, solo bass
6. 2:55 – slurring group improv over sinister bass
7. 3:10 – uplifting chords, contemporary sound, warm round of solos
8. 2:40 – comfortable, soulful ballad, horns in unison, sax break
9-10. 1:06 – very brief interludes
11-12. 12:13 – cool midnight swing, very nice piano & upbeat sax; solo guitar interlude, drum solo, then gently propulsive with friendly solos
13. 2:13 – variation on #3, with a long pause in the middle
14. 9:57 – burgeoning ‘70s jazz sound, updated a bit; warm and pleasant
15. 1:13 – reprise of #2

[ Fo ] 20-Sep-07

Track Listing
1.Passaglia 8.Ballad For T
2.Night Flight 9.Interlude 2
3.Desire 10.Interlude 3
4.Wind Over The Lake 11.It's Only A Dream
5.Interlude 1 12.Tamalpais Night
6.Strange Rife 13.Starlit Skylight
7.Outside In 14.Night Flight (Reprise)