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Fat Cat Big Band: Face

Read "Face" reviewed by Karla Cornejo Villavicencio

Face is an album with layers. Each of the ten tracks offers a nuanced explication of anticipation, heartbreak and spirituality. The glistening veneer of giddiness and celebration is attractive and reviving. But if you listen closely, there's also yearning and loneliness and a grasping for spiritual fulfillment. The entire album is soulful in the way some popular, accessible poets are soulful--you respond viscerally to the beauty of the art and only careful revisits will teach you how to appreciate it ...

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Fat Cat Big Band: Face

Read "Face" reviewed by Edward Blanco

The house band of New York's Fat Cat jazz club in the West Village, The Fat Cat Big Band, finally delivers the last piece of its trilogy project. Face is produced from a 2008, two-night recording session of thirty-one original charts, from which the group's first two albums--Meditations On the War For Whose Great God is the Most High / You Are God (Smalls, 2009) and Angels Praying for Freedom (Smalls, 2009)--were released simultaneously. The eleven-member light ensemble, the brainchild ...


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