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Kneebody / Kneebody
Album:Kneebody Collection:Jazz
Artist:Kneebody Added:03/2005
Label:Greenleaf Music 

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Add Date:2005-05-08 Pull Date:2005-07-10 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:10 Jul3 Jul26 Jun19 Jun12 Jun5 Jun29 May22 May
Airplays:11113322

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1.Fri, 22 Jan 10:Wedge
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2.Fri, 27 Jul 07:Wedge
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5.Fri, 08 Sep 06:Wedge
Memory Select: Dewey Redman, RIP
3.Wed, 20 Jun 07:David Bug
"In Your Ear ..." with David Bug, a moment before weights
6.Fri, 08 Jul 05:Wedge
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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-05-04 
Youthful-sounding band, straight jazz with modern touches from the rock world: Lots of electric guitar with prog elements (3); keyboards ranging from conservative piano (10) to scrabbly synths (1). You can tell they listen to funk, BPM, and hip-hop, although none of those appears explicitly here.

Like The Bad Plus with less bombast. Plenty of "straight" tracks if you're looking for that, also lots of envelope-pushing elements to tracks like 1,3,6,11.

The band was signed out of nowhere by Dave Douglas for the second CD on his Greenleaf label (Douglas's own "Mountain Passages" was the first.) A real find; you can see why Douglas snapped 'em up.

Trumpeter Shane Endsley also appears on the Ralph Alessi album, "Vice and Virtue," mostly as a drummer.

1- Snappy and sort of funky, w/some wacky sci-fi noises
2- A bit spacey; curly horn lines over dark electronics
3- Boppish midtempo horns, thundery bass. Catchy themes before a space/proggy middle. Happy stuff, a highlight.
4- Cute theme, rather fast and gentle with BPM-like drums.
SEGUES into
5- Snippet. Mildly crazy
6- Mid/fast, a "tough" rockish stomp (In relative terms. Note that a jazz "stomp" isn't all that stomping ... )
7- Slowish, warm
8- Evil start! into some straight jazz w/Bitches-Brew electric piano
9- Mysterious, with slow sax over tribal drum and quiet horns
10- Piano: brisk and melodic. A gentle turn.
11- Like #2, but shifts into soft straight-jazz. Warm feel overall.
12- Gentle, mid/fast.

Track Listing
1.Break Me 7.Victory Lap
2.Clime Part 1 8.Coat Rack
3.Never Remember 9.Halfway to Scranton
4.The Comedian 10.Everywhere From there to ...
5.Wide Eyed 11.Clime Part 2
6.I'm Your General 12.Perfect Compromise