Miles Donahue - Just Passing Thru (2021) [Official Digital Download]

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Miles Donahue - Just Passing Thru (2021) [Official Digital Download]

Miles Donahue - Just Passing Thru (2021)
FLAC (tracks) 24-bit/44.10 kHz | Time - 47:03 | 527 MB
Studio Master, Official Digital Download | Artwork: Front cover

It may or may not be a fact that jazz musicians age with grace and class. Perhaps someday we will understand this idea better. But in Miles Donahue’s case, the concept certainly bears out. His latest album, coming on the heels of The Bug (Whaling City Sound, 2017), Just Passing Thru is large in scope and beautiful in execution. From song to song, there are moments of tenderness, passages of grandeur, and fistfuls of exhilarating, technical wonder. He ventures out on a Celtic limb on “Ireland,” swings with verve on “Living Room Blues,” and demonstrates subtlety and passion on the opener, “A Man of Few Words.” Donahue, who is fluent on trumpet as well as tenor and soprano saxes, chooses notes boldly, exploring the full length of tonal potential. It is a joy to follow his risky explorations, as he makes his way through a labyrinth of unexpected turns. It certainly helps that he has an amazing crew behind him. Joe Santerre provides power grooves on electric bass as does Larry Finn on drums. They are joined by percussionist Ricardo Monzon, keyboard player Alain Mallet, and a handful of tracks featuring guitarist Mike Stern. With a vision that includes Crusaders’ style R&B, Weather Report fusion and lovely, soulful turns, Donahue is masterly here. More than simply Just Passing Thru, he’s making his permanent mark on today’s jazz landscape.


01. Hear My Words (5:06)
02. Living Room Blues (5:36)
03. Killing Me Softly (6:29)
04. Just Passing Thru (3:34)
05. Donny’s Groove (5:34)
06. A Man of Few Words (5:38)
07. 7/9/65 (3:49)
08. Railroaded (7:00)
09. Ireland (4:24)

foobar2000 1.4 / Dynamic Range Meter 1.1.1
log date: 2021-01-14 05:55:47

Analyzed: Miles Donahue / Just Passing Thru

DR Peak RMS Duration Track
DR11 -0.20 dB -12.50 dB 5:06 01-Hear My Words
DR11 -0.20 dB -12.30 dB 5:36 02-Living Room Blues
DR11 -0.20 dB -12.62 dB 6:29 03-Killing Me Softly
DR12 -0.20 dB -14.44 dB 3:34 04-Just Passing Thru
DR11 -0.20 dB -12.69 dB 5:34 05-Donny’s Groove
DR12 -0.01 dB -14.31 dB 5:38 06-A Man of Few Words
DR11 -0.20 dB -12.85 dB 3:49 07-7/9/65
DR11 -0.20 dB -12.72 dB 7:00 08-Railroaded
DR12 -0.01 dB -13.14 dB 4:24 09-Ireland

Number of tracks: 9
Official DR value: DR11

Samplerate: 44100 Hz
Channels: 2
Bits per sample: 24
Bitrate: 1598 kbps
Codec: FLAC

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