Right Brain Patrol

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Right Brain Patrol
Studio album by Marc Johnson
Released 1992
Recorded September - November, 1991
Genre Post-Bop Jazz
Length 47:27
Label JMT Productions
Marc Johnson chronology
Two By Four
(1989)
Right Brain Patrol
(1992)
Magic Labyrinth
(1994)

Right Brain Patrol (released 1992 by the JMT label) is a studio album by jazz bassist Marc Johnson and the first within his trio 'Right Brain Patrol', released on the label JMT Productions.[1]

Review[edit]

On this album Johnson really show his eminence as a performer and the exquisite guitar work of Monder accompanies the marvel of percussionist Tunçboyaciyan result in a very good album. Right Brain Patrol brings together individual compositions by the musician, and two collaborative works between Johnson and Monder, «Whispers» and «The call». Interpretations of bass and guitar are stellar at all times. So we hear on the first track «They Love My Fifteen Feet Away», where Tunçboyaciyan adds voice in addition to the percussion. In «Batuki Burundi» we hear Johnson on a tune that reflects all his technique. In «Netcong On My Mind» blues and soul inspired guitar of Monder shows its strength. The gorgeous title tune «Right Brain Patrol» has a shared leadership between Monder and Johnson, and displays an animated conversation between them. On «Heru Nazel» Johnson give us a beautiful job with the bow on the upright bass together with Monder's guitar, but it also has some of the vocal arrangements showing the Armenian roots of Tunçboyaciyan, expressed by the Turkish percussionist. The good work of water percussion shown on «You» serves as an introduction to the next topic, «After You» in which Johnson demonstrates the melodic qualities of low intensity, equipping to his bass an astounding beauty and expressiveness. Definitely a great album where members of the trio bring each his own rounding on a really good recording of varied shades.

Reception[edit]

The Allmusic review by Sean Westergaard awarded the album 2½ stars.[2]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars[2]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "They Love My Fifteen Feet Away"   4:54
2. "Batuki Burundi"   3:49
3. "Netcong On My Mind"   4:16
4. "Right Brain Patrol"   5:30
5. "Heru Nazel"   5:03
6. "Inside Four Walls"   3:46
7. "You"   0:58
8. "After You"   4:38
9. "Whispers"   4:29
10. "Log 0 Rhythm"   3:26
11. "Linght In Your Eye"   2:23
12. "The Call"   4:18

Personnel[edit]

Credits[edit]

  • Marc Johnson - Composer (tracks # 2, 4, 6, 8-10 & 12)
  • Ben Monder - Composer (tracks # 3, 9 & 12)
  • Arto Tuncboyaciyan - Composer (tracks # 1 & 7)
  • Steve Byram - Cover Painting, Design, Pai
  • Colin George - Artwork, Cover Art
  • Günter Mattei - Cover Design
  • Cheung Ching Ming - Photography
  • Adrian von Ripka - Mastering Engineer
  • David Schiffman - Assistant Engineer
  • Justin Luchter - Assistant Engineer, Engineer
  • James Farber - Engineer
  • Stefan F. Winter - Executive Producer
  • Lee Townsend - Producer

Notes[edit]

  • September November, 1991

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Marc Johnson Biography". All About Jazz. Retrieved 2013-10-12. 
  2. ^ a b Westergaard, Sean. "Marc Johnson 2 X 4 Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 2013-10-12.