Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey / Battle For The Earth, The
Album:Battle For The Earth, The Collection:Jazz
Artist:Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Added:Jan 2016
Label:Royal Potato Family 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2016-02-28 Pull Date:2016-05-01 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:May 1Apr 24Apr 17Mar 27Mar 20Mar 13Mar 6

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 11, 2022:Rebop
Better Living Through Competitive Spirituality
4.May 01, 2016:K-Area
Better Living Through Competitive Spirituality
2.Aug 12, 2016:Rebop
Tetherball Triumph
5.Apr 29, 2016:Rebop
Let Yourself Out
3.Jun 10, 2016:Rebop
Tetherball Triumph
6.Apr 27, 2016:Home on the Range
Hey Hey Nsa

Album Review
Be Sharp
Reviewed 2016-02-20 
The group’s 27th album (!) is a terrific live recording made in 2014. Nine of 11 songs are from that year’s studio album, Worker. (“Tetherball Triumph” is from 2008’s Lil Tae, and “The Montage” is new I believe.) Instruments are grand piano, synth, melodica, keyboard bass, electric & lap steel guitars, drums. This is really good throughout: try it, you’ll like it.

All instrumental. No FCC issues.

1 ** Mid-fast. Big & majestic like an opening overture. Great piece. (4:49)
2 Mid-tempo. Somewhat campy and humorous. Gets crazy at times. (6:38)
3 ** Mid-fast. Pretty melodica; crunchy guitar; driving drums. (4:20)
4 * Mid-tempo. Alternating lines on electric and steel guitars. Compelling. (6:13)
5 * Mid-tempo. Bouncy & funky. Groovy distorted bass. Big piano midway. (4:03)
6 Slow. Ponderous and heavy. There’s a mysterious feel to this one. (5:09)
7 * Mid-tempo. Unsteady start. Finds its way as a hard, mostly guitar-led rocker. (5:05)
8 * Fast. High-energy tour-de-force on keyboards. Almost violent at times. Guitar & drums are gentle in comparison. (5:35)
9 Slow. A bit bluesy. Guitar and piano trade off fun, showy licks. (5:21)
10 Mid-slow. Repeated rhythmic circles on keyboards. Lead electric guitar. (6:28)
11 Mid-tempo. The big finale. Longish leads esp on piano. Exotic modal passages. Applause & speaking during last 15 seconds. (7:52)

Track Listing
1.Better Living Through Competitive Spirituality 6.The Finder's Keeper
2.Hey Hey Nsa 7.Appropriation Song
3.Tetherball Triumph 8.Say Nothing
4.Let Yourself Out 9.New Bird
5.Betamax 10.Bounce
 11.The Montage