Soundtrack to Human Motion

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Soundtrack to Human Motion
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Studio album by
Released1999
RecordedAugust 29 & 30, 1998
StudioSystems Two, Brooklyn, NY
Genre Jazz
Length52:43
Label Blue Note
Producer Greg Osby for Oztone Productions
Jason Moran chronology
Soundtrack to Human Motion
(1999)
Facing Left
(2000)

Soundtrack to Human Motion is the debut album led by American pianist and composer Jason Moran which was recorded in 1998 and released on the Blue Note label the following year. [1] [2]

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Reception

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The AllMusic review by Heather Phares called it an "impressive first album" stating "Jazz pianist/composer Jason Moran's debut, Soundtrack to Human Motion, approaches his music with an abstract, impressionistic outlook". [3]

All About Jazz reviewer David Adler said, "Can we all just agree that this is the debut of the year, if not the record of the year? Jazz has seen its share of excellent young players, but 24-year-old pianist Jason Moran really raises the bar with his superb Soundtrack to Human Motion ... Watch this man closely and see what develops". [5]

In JazzTimes, Duck Baker wrote "Moran has plenty of pianistic ideas, and repeated listens reveal how he is moving into his own way of dealing. ... This is good music that can only get better if Moran stays his course". [6]

Track listing

All compositions by Jason Moran except where noted

  1. "Gangsterism on Canvas" – 4:37
  2. "Snake Stance" – 4:41
  3. "Le Tombeau de Couperin / States of Art" (Maurice Ravel, Jason Moran) – 5:23
  4. "Still Moving" – 5:56
  5. "JAMO Meets SAMO" – 5:35
  6. "Kinesics" – 3:04
  7. "Aquanaut" – 6:22
  8. "Retrograde" – 6:25
  9. "Release from Suffering" – 5:15
  10. "Root Progression" – 5:22

Personnel

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References

  1. Blue Note: album details accessed June 7, 2018
  2. Jazzdisco: Jason Moran catalog accessed June 7, 2018
  3. 1 2 Heather, Phares. Jason Moran – Soundtrack to Human Motion > Review at AllMusic . Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  4. Cook, Richard; Morton, Brian (2008). The Penguin Guide to Jazz Recordings (9th ed.). Penguin. p. 1035. ISBN   978-0-141-03401-0.
  5. Adler, David. "Jason Moran: Soundtrack to Human Motion". Musical reviews. All About Jazz . Retrieved June 7, 2018.
  6. Baker, D. JazzTimes Review accessed June 7, 2018