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://itunes.apple.com/album/witchcraft/id218647697?i=218647700&uo=5
  2. 22 Bar Waltzhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/22-bar-waltz/id218647697?i=218647781&uo=5
  3. On the Inside Looking Inhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/on-the-inside-looking-in/id218647697?i=218647878&uo=5
  4. The Masquerade Is Overhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-masquerade-is-over/id218647697?i=218648012&uo=5
  5. The New Blueshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/the-new-blues/id218647697?i=218648064&uo=5
  6. 5 Minute Funkhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/5-minute-funk/id218647697?i=218648164&uo=5
  7. Night Songhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/night-song/id218647697?i=218648250&uo=5
  8. Cloudshttp://itunes.apple.com/album/clouds/id218647697?i=218648418&uo=5
  9. 86http://itunes.apple.com/album/86/id218647697?i=218648483&uo=5
  10. I Fall in Love to Easilyhttp://itunes.apple.com/album/on-the-inside-looking-in/id218647697?uo=5
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