|Brock, Zach/Coffee Achievers / Chemistry|
|Artist:||Brock, Zach/Coffee Achievers||Added:||03/2005|
|Label:||Secret Fort Records|
|Add Date:||2005-03-06||Pull Date:||2005-05-08||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||8 May||1 May||24 Apr||17 Apr||10 Apr||27 Mar||20 Mar|
|1.||Fri, 04 Dec 15:||Be Sharp|
|4.||Wed, 08 Jul 09:||Sunshine|
Getting Over the Hump! (Full Moon)
|2.||Fri, 03 Oct 14:||Be Sharp|
|5.||Sun, 01 May 05:||Joey|
|3.||Tue, 08 Mar 11:||Be Sharp|
|6.||Wed, 27 Apr 05:||Brit Chick II|
Junk: The Best of Jazz n' Funk
Mainstream jazz violinist with a strong creative streak. Heavy doses of Jean Luc Ponty in his blood, but Brock has the taste to use his prog/fusion chops only on certain tracks. He'll use distortion to get a guitar sound from the violin -- which is either edgy or too "classic rock" depending on POV (#1,5). |
Recommended despite some unpleasantly sappy songs (#9 especially). But if the industry powers ever decide to market Brock as the Next Big Thing, I guess they'll be glad to see he can show some heart.
My faves : 1,5,7,8
1- Slow, lingering, chiming. Builds during a guitar-like solo
2- Cute, perky midtempo with odd time sigs. Gets cheesy.
3- Schlocky "luv" funk, light but pretty
4- Parisian sidewalk-cafe sound
5- Complex prog-like scrawls, fairly fast
6- Soft, slow. Female vocal
7- Light, bouncing, w/harmonica & male voc. A bit Metheny-like in spots.
8- Proggy Daryl Anger sound. Rips it up in the solo.
9- Soft and happy and just awful
|1.||Cold Turkey||5.||Remember Young Ray|
|2.||This Is Just||6.||Playa Blanca|
|3.||1 A.M. Gate||7.||I Can't Help Myself|
|4.||Unchosen||8.||In Thoughts and Dreams|
|9.||Almost Never Was|