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Jason Moran: Same Mother

Read "Same Mother" reviewed by Mark Sabbatini


Jason Moran is among a handful of modern pianists whose work often demands a listen as soon as it's released, since most other players will be trying to imitate it tomorrow. He doesn't quite meet those expectations on Same Mother, an album heavy on blues and soundtrack elements that represents his sixth project as a leader. ...

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Jason Moran: Same Mother

Read "Same Mother" reviewed by John Kelman


Contrary to popular opinion, the blues transcends structured musical form. Rather, it is a feeling that imbues, a deep and dark sense of despair that pervades. Regardless of the context, there was always something distinctly blue about the way Miles Davis approached every phrase. Similarly, while his music in no way relates to conventional blues form, ...

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Jason Moran: Same Mother

Read "Same Mother" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Jason Moran and his Bandwagon (bassist Tarus Mateen, drummer Nasheet Waits, and newcomer guitarist Marvin Sewell) speak the blues in fine jazz form on their new adventure, Same Mother. The title comes from a comment Moran's wife made in a discussion about tap dancer Savion Glover which states “...that jazz movement and blues movement in dance ...

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Jason Moran: Same Mother

Read "Same Mother" reviewed by AAJ Staff


Jazz and blues have the same mother. They were the first recorded music styles that allowed black people to fully express themselves. And therein lies the heart of Jason Moran's latest album. Same Mother is a re-examination of the blues, not so much of its formal or harmonic elements, but rather its emotional and aesthetic constituents. ...

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Jason Moran: Same Mother

Read "Same Mother" reviewed by Jim Santella


Based on a film score that he wrote, Jason Moran introduces blues from the Deep South on Same Mother. The film, Five Short Breaths, depicts the raw outlook of life in a Mississippi prison during the 1940s. Thus, with his sixth Blue Note release, he's able to prove to the world once and for all that ...

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Same Mother

Label: Blue Note Records
Released: 2004
Track listing: Gangsterism on the Rise; Jump Up; Aubade; G Suit Saltation; I'll Play the Blues for You; Fire Waltz; Field of the Dead; Restin'; The Field; Gangsterism on the Set.


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