Liebig, Steuart/The Mentones / Locustland
Album:Locustland Collection:Jazz
Artist:Liebig, Steuart/The Mentones Added:May 2004

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-05-24 Pull Date:2004-07-26 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Jul 25Jul 18Jul 11Jul 4Jun 27Jun 20Jun 13Jun 6

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 06, 2007:Memory Select
Lightning Bug [7/8]
4.Jul 16, 2004:No Cover, No Minimum
Lightning Bug
2.Jul 23, 2004:Memory Select
Howl and Tumble
5.Jul 10, 2004:Morning Glory
3.Jul 16, 2004:Memory Select
Lightning Bug
6.Jul 09, 2004:Memory Select

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-05-29 
Jazz/rock quartet with a harmonica in the front line. You get a taste on the first track, with the electronically enhanced harp carving blazing guitar-like lines. Everything springs off of Liebig's Ornette-minded composing, usually leading to a set of brisk solos.

This is the opposite of Liebig's previous CD, Pomegranate, which was a set of lengthy, sophisticated, near-classical pieces. These are short, down-and-dirty, guitar-minded songs... without the guitar. GE Stinson's liner notes imply this is Liebig's "primal molten state" ... seems apt.

Mostly mid/fast tempos and upbeat all 'round.

*1- Midtempo but hyper
2- Bluesy honky-tonk shuffle with free jazz collapse
3- Mid/fast, Peter Gunn-like bassline
*4- Busy, clattery percussion. Nice bass solo.
5- Cartoony/circus feel, kinda sneaky
6- Mostly a midtempo blues with an aggressive side
7- Tense and wild, but only 47 seconds
*8- Fast!
9- Slow burning-blues feel
10- Bouncy stomp, goofy attitude
11- Slower (still a midtempo), w/bit of blues stride
*12- Bumpy down-home cooker in 7/8
*13- Fast and rockin', with a bright theme

Track Listing
1.Broom 7.Small Fry
2.Graveyard 8.Burnt Umber
3.Mojave Boxcar 9.Nighthawk
4.Drifter 10.Howl and Tumble
5.Honky Tonk Burn 11.Gasoline Jelly
6.Westpoint, Mississippi 12.Lightning Bug
 13.Nowhere Calling