RELEASE
October 24, 2000
LABEL
Double-Time Records
GENRES
Jazz, Neo-Bop

Album Review

Organist Dan Wall, well known for his work with guitarist John Abercrombie, appears here in a fairly straight-ahead setting. His associates are highly esteemed in their own right: tenor saxophonist (and Double-Time labelmate) Jerry Bergonzi, guitarist Mick Goodrick, and drummer Billy Drummond. (Bergonzi only appears on half of the tracks.) The group begins with an understated yet sizzling rendition of "Witchcraft"; other standards include a wonderful organ/tenor duet on "The Masquerade Is Over" and a closing solo organ reading of "I Fall in Love Too Easily." Unfortunately, composer credits are entirely lacking on the CD package; one can only assume that Wall wrote the remaining tunes, including the fast-swinging title track, the bright waltz "Clouds," and the churning "5 Minute Funk." All the players acquit themselves well, not least of all the leader, who remains a major, if underrated, exponent of the post-bop B3 organ.
David R. Adler, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Witchcrafthttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fwitchcraft%252Fid218647697%253Fi%253D218647700%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  2. 22 Bar Waltzhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252F22-bar-waltz%252Fid218647697%253Fi%253D218647781%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  3. On the Inside Looking Inhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fon-the-inside-looking-in%252Fid218647697%253Fi%253D218647878%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  4. The Masquerade Is Overhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-masquerade-is-over%252Fid218647697%253Fi%253D218648012%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  5. The New Blueshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fthe-new-blues%252Fid218647697%253Fi%253D218648064%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  6. 5 Minute Funkhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252F5-minute-funk%252Fid218647697%253Fi%253D218648164%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  7. Night Songhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fnight-song%252Fid218647697%253Fi%253D218648250%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  8. Cloudshttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fclouds%252Fid218647697%253Fi%253D218648418%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  9. 86http://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252F86%252Fid218647697%253Fi%253D218648483%2526uo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
  10. I Fall in Love to Easilyhttp://click.linksynergy.com/fs-bin/stat?id=GPa6cpPdL08&offerid=162397&type=3&subid=0&tmpid=3664&u1=EI000000004300000004070010074436&RD_PARM1=http%253A%252F%252Fitunes.apple.com%252Falbum%252Fon-the-inside-looking-in%252Fid218647697%253Fuo%253D5%2526s%253D143455
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