Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey / Walking with Giants
Album: Walking with Giants   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey   Added:Sep 2004
Label:Hyena Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2004-10-18 Pull Date: 2004-12-20 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 19 Oct 31 Oct 24
Airplays: 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Mar 24, 2022: Rebop (rebroadcast from Aug 7, 2015)
Calm Before the Storm, Son of Jah
4. Jan 18, 2007: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Son of Jah
2. Aug 07, 2015: Rebop
Calm Before the Storm, Son of Jah
5. Aug 20, 2005: Morning Glory
Son of Jah
3. Mar 20, 2015: Rebop
Skeeball Over the Ocean, Nibbles, Daily Wheatgrass Shots
6. Dec 16, 2004: Umami Jazz Program
Son of Jah

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-10-14
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey – Walking With Giants
JFJO goes “acoustic” for their latest album. This has got a slick modern piano trio sound which seems to be popular these days, but is a little disappointing considering what these guys can do with electricity. The producer did let them get in one old-school track though, so if you’re looking for some vintage JFJO sounds, start with #9. By far the most impressive part of the disc is the sound bassist Mathis gets from bowing his acoustic bass run through an octave pedal. Wow. The tunes show the love to Monk and Hancock and the solos are the highlight as always.

1. Speedy and disjoint
*2. Cool bass effects lead the way
*3. Klezmer sounding melody, nice solos
4. Sentimental ballad
5. Starts moody, then speeds up to bouncy modal swing
*6. Pretty ballad
**7. Cool descending Monk-like riff
8. Wistful modal piece
**9. Wild funky bass with intense piano & drums
10. Funky riff meanders and finally fades out
11. World music vibe with sitar
*12. Funky ragtime, with plenty of tempo stretching back and forth
13. Passionate ballad

Ben B 10/11/04

Track Listing
1. Daily Wheatgrass Shots   7. Muppet Babies Get Lost ...
2. Nibbles   8. Sean's Song
3. Skeeball Over the Ocean   9. Son of Jah
4. The Arrival   10. Calm Before the Storm
5. Walking with Giants   11. As It Will Be
6. Lola and Alice   12. Perfect Wife's Flannel Pj's
  13. Hover