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 26Feb 19Feb 12Feb 5Jan 22Jan 15Jan 8

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