ARTICLE: “Smartly dressed quartet jazzes up night spot” (Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey)
My review of Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey at Mass MoCA in North Adams, Mass. is in today’s Berkshire Eagle. This was a particularly good show and I did a few fun things in the review as well. The above link takes you to the story and photos from the show.
“In those days the band was inspired by a cockeyed desire to leap into musical chaos, but limited by the patience-trying experiments of founding bassist Reed Mathis, who wandered through indulgent, upper-register voyages on an electric Fender bass he had pinched in the family jewels with a pitch-shifting device…
…Raymer was a consistent delight, offering a hybrid of rock and jazz drumming styles that shone on “Imam,” on which he locked into some ferocious interplay with Haas on piano, as the latter crouched over his keys with Buddy Holly glasses sitting low on the nose, occasionally jerking his head back and sending with it a barely regulated mound of curls.”
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