3 Leg Torso / Astor in Paris
Album:Astor in Paris Collection:Jazz
Artist:3 Leg Torso Added:Aug 2004
Label:Meester Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-08-30 Pull Date:2004-10-31 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Oct 17Oct 10Oct 3Sep 26Sep 19Sep 12Sep 5

Recent Airplay
1.Mar 16, 2017:No Cover, No Minimum
Frog....Secret Agent
4.Apr 21, 2012:The Mongrel's Stoop
Astor in Paris
2.Mar 14, 2013:No Cover, No Minimum
5.Aug 17, 2005:charlotte's miscellany
Frog....Secret Agent
3.Oct 21, 2012:The Mongrel's Stoop
Zemer Attic/Tanz Tanz ..., Astor in Paris
6.Dec 15, 2004:the Dog and Pony Show
Zemer Attic/Tanz Tanz ...

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2004-08-30 
Tango jazz complete with accordion and violin. An obvious nod to Astor Piazzola, aiming for that Paris sidewalk-cafe feel. Bright stuff with an ear for authenticity: The music is playful but not as wacky as the track names imply. There's the occasional touch of Balkan dance in weird time signatures, but otherwise no surprises. Fun stuff, though.

It's a small band -- most tracks are violin, accordion, bass, drums -- that conjures up a big, dramatic sound.

1- Slowish
2- Sidewalk cafe magic. Mid/fast.
3- Klezmer dance. Mid/fast, happy
4- Cool popping theme, fairly fast
5- Fast complex stomp. Wacky marimba.
6- Country/western waltz, slow.
7- Slow drama
8- Complex darting phrases. Cool! Intro is mid/slow sadness.
9- Cartoony little piece. Sneaky intro.
10- A tropical-Calypso feel, very percussive intro
11- Slow, soundtrack-y

Track Listing
1.Ba Doum 6.Bill's Last Adventure
2.Astor in Paris 7.Elliot's Dream
3.Zemer Attic/Tanz Tanz ... 8.My Level Water
4.Frog....Secret Agent 9.Le Beau's Hole
5.Giant Stomp 10.B&G's
 11.Danza Lucumi