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I Ain't Looking At You


Download links and information about I Ain't Looking At You by Alvin Queen. This album was released in 2006 and it belongs to Jazz genres. It contains 9 tracks with total duration of 01:03:24 minutes.

Artist: Alvin Queen
Release date: 2006
Genre: Jazz
Tracks: 9
Duration: 01:03:24
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No. Title Length
1. There's Blues Everywhere 5:48
2. Seven Steps to Heaven 6:40
3. Contemplation 7:32
4. Queen's Beat 6:35
5. I Ain't Looking At You 7:35
6. Shirley's Song 6:48
7. Old Folks 7:40
8. Nutville 7:44
9. Mellow Soul 7:02



Drummer Alvin Queen is better known for his work as a sideman, though this is hardly his first record date as a leader. But this session is among his very best, leading a powerful quintet including trumpeter Terell Stafford, alto saxophonist Jesse Davis, organist Mike LeDonne, and guitarist Peter Bernstein. They open with a strutting, brassy take of Shirley Scott's "There's Blues Everywhere," while Queen sets up the well-known "Seven Steps to Heaven" with a tension-building solo introduction. The substitution of organ for piano in McCoy Tyner's "Contemplation" dramatically changes the character of the piece, bringing the drums to the forefront and showcasing Bernstein's superb solo. Jesse Davis contributed the funky "I Ain't Looking at You," a sassy piece that is full of humor even without lyrics. The one standard is a heartfelt treatment of the ballad "Old Folks," featuring Davis' conversation-like alto sax. All in all, this is an excellent date and a clear sign that Alvin Queen should be leading record dates more frequently.