Pin It
Favorite

CD Reviews 

By Ashley Graham and Michael Bowen & r & & r &








Adam Gnade


Shout the Rafters Down!


4 Stars





Adam Gnade has been called the Jack Kerouac of his generation. He is a writer, a poet and a musician. His music puts him in the ranks of friends like Ray Raposa (Castanets) and Red Hunter (Peter and the Wolf), the new faces of a new era of folk music. Gnade creates what he deems "talking songs" -- glimpses of his life and of the lives that surround him. The songs he has written since the release of his last LP -- Run, Hide, Retreat, Surrender -- show a new understanding of his potential audience: Shout is more accessible. What Gnade gets so amazingly right is his honesty. His music and his words are his legacy, and in that he is modest and restrained, yet open and profound. Don't expect Shout to rock you -- expect it to change your mind and change your life. This is the kind of music that gets inside your head. It's mind-blowing. Given the opportunity, it will blow yours.


-- ASHLEY GRAHAM





DOWNLOAD: "We Live Nowhere and Know No One"











Dave Holland Quintet


Critical Mass


4 stars





The Dave Holland Quintet has gone through a change of drummers and labels, but on their fifth album since 1998, every track is tight. Bassist and composer Holland lets his bandmates shine, and none more than Robin Eubanks (brother of Leno's Kevin) on trombone. If you think trombone is better suited to big bands, give a listen to Eubanks' strutting solo and his interplay with Chris Potter's tenor sax on "Easy Did It" -- or to the incredible, mournful sounds Eubanks achieves on "Full Circle" -- and you'll be completely 'boned. Potter, meanwhile, takes the first solos on "The Eyes Have It" and "Vicissitudes" and wails inventively. Steve Nelson's marimba brightens the dark-corners intrigue of "The Leak." Holland's own best solo arrives late in "Secret Garden" when he deconstructs the main theme's Middle Eastern meditativeness.





The DHQ will play five nights in Eugene and Seattle next March, and Eubanks performs at Whitworth on Nov. 4. For well-written chamber jazz featuring great teamwork -- not to mention Eubanks' amazing 'bone mastery -- go hear them.


-- MICHAEL BOWEN





DOWNLOAD: "Vicissitudes"
  • Pin It

Latest in Comment

  • Children Will Listen
  • Children Will Listen

    How art speaks to life in this particular moment
    • Jan 18, 2017
  • So Here We Are
  • So Here We Are

    Here's hoping the new president fills the office with the grace and sense of tradition it requires
    • Jan 18, 2017
  • Get Big Money Out
  • Get Big Money Out

    Letters to the Editor
    • Jan 18, 2017
  • More »

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

Today | Sat | Sun | Mon | Tue | Wed | Thu
Women's March on Spokane

Women's March on Spokane @ Spokane Convention Center

Sat., Jan. 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

All of today's events | Staff Picks

More by n/a

  • Iron Upgrade
  • Iron Upgrade

    The new one is smart and funny and action-packed, and it’s bigger and better and sleeker. And Downey does it again, this time ramping up Stark’s arrogant wisecracking, telling anyone who’ll listen (mostly women) that, via the creation of his powerful Iron Man suit, he’s brought years of uninterrupted peace to the world.
    • May 12, 2010
  • Seeing Gay
  • Seeing Gay

    A festival showing GLBT from all angles
    • Nov 9, 2009
  • Get Out the Vote
  • Get Out the Vote

    With all the uncertainty in the world these days, hot wings and cold beer are two things we can get behind
    • Nov 9, 2009
  • More »

Most Commented On

  • Thanks, Obama

    The legacy of the 44th President goes far beyond the election of the 45th
    • Dec 29, 2016
  • One Free Shave

    Donald Trump might have merited a honeymoon with voters had he managed his transition better
    • Dec 29, 2016
  • More »

Top Tags in
News & Comment

scandal


scandals


Comment


Briefs


green zone


Readers also liked…

  • To Kill the Black Snake
  • To Kill the Black Snake

    Historic all-tribes protest at Standing Rock is meant to stop the destruction of the earth for all
    • Sep 8, 2016
  • Bill of Wrongs
  • Bill of Wrongs

    Publisher's Note
    • Oct 29, 2015

© 2017 Inlander
Website powered by Foundation