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CD REVIEW: Rick Frank - Yellow Mountain
By Ben Ohmart - 02/06/2009 - 02:37 AM EST

Artist: Rick Frank
Genre: Jazz
CD Review:
Rick Frank is the able drummer, joined on Yellow Mountain Le Tango Island of Introspection Hymn to Kalopi Minor Blues Mr. Z Monk Funk NuBop SpaceJunk You and the Night and the Music by Mark Snyder - bass Brade Hatfield - piano, keys Bruce Abbott - sax Jim Robitaille - guitar Oscar Stagnaro - bass Paulo Stagnaro - percussion Brad Hatfield - piano and together they blend an instrumental jazz album that rocks and rolls and mellows. One of the best tracks is the 5-minute Hymn to Kalopi, a brilliant mood of softness written by Snyder. Bleeds very well into Minor Blues, though doesn't catch as much magic, but all in all, this is a lovely one-unit cool jazz album that puts its songs before the solos (for a change), and I for one am glad to hear such compositional shift again.

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