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Dutz, Brad/John Holmes / My Bongo
Album:My Bongo Collection:Jazz
Artist:Dutz, Brad/John Holmes Added:08/2005

A-File Activity
Add Date:2005-08-22 Pull Date:2005-10-24 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:23 Oct9 Oct25 Sep11 Sep4 Sep28 Aug

Recent Airplay
1.Fri, 21 Oct 05:Wedge
Still No Cover, No Minimum
4.Sat, 10 Sep 05:Sunshine
Morning Glory
2.Fri, 07 Oct 05:Wedge
Memory Select
5.Fri, 09 Sep 05:Wedge
Memory Select
3.Tue, 20 Sep 05:Ben
Umami Jazz Program
6.Sat, 03 Sep 05:Sunshine
Morning Glory

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-08-21 
Percussion duets including L.A. stalwart (and Vinny Golia/Nels Cline pal) Brad Dutz. Frequently carries an airy, mysterious feel, even on some of the faster tracks. Nice for atmosphere, a quasi-World feel, or for a different sound inside a longer set.

Many of the pieces are composed rather than improvised, so you'll find some punchy jazz melodies on marimba or vibraphone (e.g. 7,14). Don't worry; it's not all drums (although you'll want to hear the textured drum solo on #9).

1- Lots of gongs. Slow, spacey
2- Brisk tribal-drum piece
3- Lots of clutter/clatter. Slow start.
4- Strange marimba, then sparse solo
5- Cool fast clatter, then midtempo drums
6- Calm, sparkling. Fast hi notes at start
7- Fast marimba lines, also steel drums
8- Shuffly bongos. Small.
9- Deft, light drums, tribute to Elvin Jones
10- Chaotic vibraphone jazz. Slowish.
11- Lots of phases. Some fast, showy clatter
12- Mysterious
13- Some cool fast beats
14- Mid/fast brisk beat, marimba lead
15- Catchy hand drums, a very "world music" feel
16- More gongs!

Track Listing
1.We Like Gongs 9.Tribute to Elvin
2.Ewe Day 10.B-17 Apricot Seeds
3.Indiana 11.Duosolos
4.Peanut Jelly 12.Pig on Cow
5.Caught in the Middle 13.Another One Pumpkin
6.Klem 14.Is She Mute
7.Croquets 15.Bougarabou
8.My Bongo 16.We Still Like Gongs