|Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey / Sameness Of Difference, The|
|Album:||Sameness Of Difference, The||Collection:||Jazz|
|Artist:||Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey||Added:||01/2006|
|Add Date:||2006-02-05||Pull Date:||2006-04-09||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||2 Apr||26 Mar||12 Mar||19 Feb||12 Feb|
|1.||Jul 15, 2016:||Rebop |
The Maestro, Isabel
|4.||Sep 19, 2014:||Rebop |
Fables Of Faubus
|2.||May 27, 2016:||Rebop |
|5.||Nov 27, 2008:||Sunshine ... on a Turkey Afternoon |
Have You Ever Been To Electric Ladyland
|3.||Nov 27, 2015:||Rebop |
Happiness Is A Warm Gun, Wonderful, Halliburton Breakdown
|6.||Mar 31, 2006:||Memory Select |
This is again “acoustic” JFJO, like on their CD “Walking with Giants," meaning Brian Haas sticks to piano (Reed Mathis adds guitar-like sounds via bass, so it’s not 100% acoustic.) Often a big, loud sound. Combine that with the heavy melodies of the covers (Bjork, Hendrix, Neil Young, etc.) and this frequently sounds like movie soundtrack music, with a larger-than-life cinematic feel.|
Certainly not your traditional jazz piano trio. Heavy-handed piano and drums show the rock/”jam band” aesthetic is still solidly there; it’s unsubtle and almost sounds like they’re competing with The Bad Plus (or is it the other way around?)
1- Slowish, grand. Beginning-of-the-film drama.
2- Breezy and dramatic. Midtempo.
3- Tumbling rough stomp, with steel-guitar-sounding licks. Bjork cover.
4- Hard-stepping jazz vamp; lounge music in steel-tipped boots
6- Sneaky little cabaret step. Fun.
7- Kinda pretty in an aggressive, thumping way. Very melodic. Flaming Lips cover.
8- Neil Young cover. Big and loud; soaring melody.
9- Brubeck song, warm and rather faithful reading
10- Nutty piano dribblings, touches of circus feel? Then lots of phases of fairly straight jazz.
11- Really fast lines, straight jazz w/cool dissonance. Dig the bass and drums solos.
12- Brian Wilson tune, slow, gentle, warm.
13- Beatles cover. Slow start into brisk piano. Happy ending.