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Devil's Workshop Big Band / Idle Hands
Album:Idle Hands Collection:Jazz
Artist:Devil's Workshop Big Band Added:Jun 2003
Label:Grantham Dispatch 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2003-10-06 Pull Date:2003-12-08 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 19Oct 12

 Recent Airplay
1.Jul 21, 2005:Multiple Personality Disorder
Hittin' the Wall
3.Oct 15, 2003:press and release
Hittin' the Wall
2.Oct 21, 2004:Umami Jazz Program
Hittin' the Wall
4.Oct 10, 2003:Memory Select
Hittin' the Wall

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2003-10-05 
Big band that mixes a traditional jazz sound with some modern touches like burning blues-rock guitar (#8 especially). Overall straightforward and accessible ... Only track #1 features wild free abandon. Nice tight playing throughout.

The band's sound is, well, *big* and has a lot of punch, but the slower tracks dip into obvious melody that gets cheesy.

1*- Big free mess, eventually coalesces into swaying, cinematic composition
2- Gentle; big cinematic intro, calm guitar solo
3- Mid/fast with a cool, calm pace. Very "big-band" sounding.
4- Mellow R&B. Sappy.
5*- Fast and brutal
6- *FCC* "shit" 4 or 5 times starting at -6:24 .... Hip '70s funk, mid/fast, w/some singing and quasi-rapping
7- Fast
8*- Fast and snappy, with a heart-pounding danceable riff near the end.
9- Fast-paced chill-out ending, w/electric piano and melodic sax lead

Track Listing
1.(Free) 5.Hittin' the Wall
2.Spanish Sanford 6.Mushroom Tattoos
3.The New Guy 7.Today Was Good
4.Have a Little Faith in Me 8.Oh Snap!
 9.Morning Bell