Label: Innova Recordings - innova 667 • Format: CD • Country: US • Genre: Jazz •
Guitarist Amanda Monaco is a rather unusual bandleader. Her second CD marks the reunion of the quartet she formed in the fall of with tenor saxophonist Jason Gillenwaterbassist Fraser Hollinsand drummer Jeff Davis.
Even though Monaco composed seven of the eight tracks for this session, she frequently cedes the spotlight to Gillenwater 's explosive tenor.
Her intriguing solos often bring Jim Hall 's work from the late '90s to mind, because she never chooses the predictable path as she weaves her way through each Old Skool Flava - Amanda Monaco 4 - Intention . Like Someone In Love - Bjork* - Unplugged dirge-like ballad "Tel Aviv I Love Her" sounds as if it were adapted from an ancient Jewish melody but Garbage Man - The Loogies - The Loogies in a post-bop setting; Gillenwater switches to Old Skool Flava - Amanda Monaco 4 - Intention for this hypnotic gem and the rather abstract "Procrastination," which segues directly from "Tel Aviv I Love Her.
The lush ballad "My Man Stan" is the most straight-ahead piece of the session, written by Monaco to honor her grandfather for his 90th birthday and he must have been pleased when he heard its debut.
Amanda Monaco 's compositions take some time to absorb; consider them to be a multi-course gourmet meal for a jazz fan's ears, rather than the all-too-common bland empty-calorie fast food that attempts to pass for creative improvised music.
Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes.
Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. Release Date April 10, Genre Jazz. Track Listing. Amanda Monaco. Resolution Lift. Jason Gillenwater. Tel Aviv I Love Her. Old Skool Flava. Deadlines Looming. My Man Stan. Intention Amanda Monaco. Resolution Lift Jason Gillenwater.
Procrastination Amanda Monaco. Old Skool Flava Amanda Monaco. Deadlines Looming Amanda Monaco. Deception Amanda Monaco. My Man Stan Amanda Monaco.
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