Mtkj Quartet / Day Of The Race
Album: Day Of The Race   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Mtkj Quartet   Added:Dec 2005
Label:Nine Winds  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-01-01 Pull Date: 2006-03-05 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Feb 26 Feb 19 Feb 12 Feb 5 Jan 22 Jan 15 Jan 8
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 1 3 1

Recent Airplay
1. Feb 24, 2006: Memory Select
Sweet Nut Stomp
4. Feb 03, 2006: Memory Select
Attack Of The Eye People
2. Feb 17, 2006: Memory Select
I Hate Your Teapot
5. Jan 20, 2006: Memory Select
Swim Swim Swim, Eat Eat Eat
3. Feb 09, 2006: Rock in a Position
The Fewest Heartbeats
6. Jan 12, 2006: Rock in a Position

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2005-12-18
Jazzy quartet with a warm '60s sound in their two-horm themes and a free jazz ethic in their solos. Really nice stuff with a warm sound and some good energy.

This is a SoCal group that's been together a few years and have developed quite nicely. They're changing name to "Empty Cage Quartet" (from "MTKJ," get it?).

See also Mears/Tiner/Kikuchi/Johnson Quartet.

1- Choppy, perky, mid/fast. Energetic group soloing.
2- Mid/fast, swingy. Into a choppy, squawky, fun trumpet solo. Sax solo gets blurry and fast -- big fun.
3- Slow and looming, into a faster phase with driven, chugging drums
4- Crazy-quilt theme, mid/fast. Fun.
5- Slow, stately. Gets quiet, then starts a slow brew about 5 minutes in. Ends in strong midtempo, with a swirly composition
6- Mid/fast counterpoint, like playful chamber jazz. Creates a nice groove for a tasty, warm trumpet solo.
7- Pulsing, driving, fast, energetic intro. Softer middle.

Track Listing
1. Swim Swim Swim, Eat Eat Eat   4. Attack Of The Eye People
2. Sweet Nut Stomp   5. Not Finding Anything/The Beast-Wheel's Revenge
3. The Fewest Heartbeats   6. Golianation
  7. I Hate Your Teapot