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Woodbury, Brian / Variety Orchestra
Album:Variety Orchestra Collection:Jazz
Artist:Woodbury, Brian Added:04/2004
Label:Rer Megacorp 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-07-19 Pull Date:2004-09-19 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:19 Sep5 Sep29 Aug15 Aug1 Aug25 Jul

 Recent Airplay
1.Feb 16, 2006:Rock in a Position
4.Dec 10, 2004:No Cover, No Minimum - Favorites of 2004, Part 2
Jesus Christ Alrighty
2.Nov 20, 2005:Multiple Personality Disorder
Take the J Train
5.Sep 18, 2004:Morning Glory
Jesus Christ Almighty
3.Oct 23, 2005:Multiple Personality Disorder
Take the J Train
6.Sep 17, 2004:Memory Select
Threnody for Kennedy and Connally

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-07-24 
A cowboy-western kind of jazz band, sort of Magnificent Seven meets Benny Goodman, with accordion, banjo, and steel guitar. Many songs build from themes out of Western movies (including Mariachi and Latin-jazz ideas) and follow through with sax and trumpet solos. Crazy variety and fresh ideas, played with verve. Don't miss the funky turn on #5.

1- Kind of a cowboy-western jazz: Magnificent Seven meets Duke
2- Fast perky clockwork
3- Mariachi band with spackly rhythm guitar
4- Latin: Perky and mid/fast
5- Funky and upbeat. Midtempo.
6- Fast-driven but gentle swing with touches of modern classical
7- JFK's shooting: Old-school big band and jolly female harmony vocals
8- w/vocals: Gentle cowboy-crooning song

Track Listing
1.Take the J Train 5.Jesus Christ Almighty
2.Mom 6.Long May She Wave
3.Garbanzo Beans 7.Threnody for Kennedy and ...
4.Venice, Italy 8.Shenandoah/Innsbruck