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Kaye's, Richie Space City Funtet / Blast-Off
Album:Blast-Off Collection:Jazz
Artist:Kaye's, Richie Space City Funtet Added:03/2020
Label:Self Release 

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2020-04-05 
Reviewed: 2020—04-05
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: According to their website, multi-instrumentalist & vocalist Kaye & merry band have created music & songs to accompany films & commercials that haven’t been written yet. The tunes are joyful & fun & incorporates several American jazz styles from the early 20th century.
If You Like: Bonzo Dog Band, Adrian Cunningham, Sidney Bechet
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Champagne On The Plane (2:30) – drums start> vocal intro> light uptempo Latin jam & song> quick stop
*2/ Dapper Dinghy (1:46) – piano starts> quick uptempo Dixieland jam> quick stop
3/ Luncheonette (1:04) – horns/piano start> uptempo polka starts & stops> quick stop
*4/ Sarah And Christine (2:13) – clarinet starts> midtempo French cafe jam> quick stop
**5/ Marinara Honeymoon – piano starts> playful uptempo song> crescendo & stop
*6/ Fruit Fly (2:18) – clarinet starts> midtempo jam with tuba>
7/ Jimmy’s Tick-Tock (2:48) – horns start> swinging midtempo jam slows, then swings back up a couple times> quick stop
8/ Lava Love aka I’ve Gotta Lava Love For You (2:24) – horns start> smarmy midtempo song> crescendo end
9/ Richie Romp (2:51) – clarinet starts> midtempo jam> quick stop
**10/ Phodly (2:30) – guitar starts> swinging uptempo jam> quick stop
*11/ Madame Desarge (2:52) – clarinet starts> midtempo song> crescendo end
12/ The Old Snakeroot (3:16) – piano/bass starts> hesitant midtempo jam> quick stop
13/ Do This, Do That (1:45) – drums start> slow tempo jam> fade
*14/ Penguin Parade (2:20) – horns start> swaying midtempo jam> quick stop
15/ The Hay-Ho Song (0:59) – vocal starts> short uptempo duet song> quick stop
*16/ Itty Bitty Kitty (2:57) – vocal starts> midtempo song> quick stop
17/ Pretty Please! (2:29) – spoken word intro> midtempo song> crescendo end

Track Listing
1.Champagne on the Plaza 9.Phodly
2.Dapper Dinghy 10.Richie Romp
3.Luncheonette 11.Madame Defarge
4.Sarah and Christine 12.The Old Snakeroo
5.Marinara Honeymoon 13.Do This, Do That
6.Fruit Fly 14.Penguin Parade
7.Jimmy's Tick-Tock 15.The Hay-Ho Song
8.Lava Love Aka I've Gotta Lava Love for You 16.Itty Bitty Kitty
 17.Pretty Please!