Industrial Jazz Group, The / Industrial Jazz A Go-Go
Album: Industrial Jazz A Go-Go   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Industrial Jazz Group, The   Added:Apr 2006
Label:Evander Music  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-07-23 Pull Date: 2006-09-24 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Sep 17 Sep 10 Sep 3 Aug 27 Aug 20 Aug 13 Aug 6 Jul 30
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Recent Airplay
1. Sep 16, 2006: soul eclipse
Elmore Was Here
4. Aug 29, 2006: Umami Jazz Program
El Grupo De Jazz Indistriale
2. Sep 08, 2006: Memory Select: Dewey Redman, RIP
Baby, Shake That Thing
5. Aug 26, 2006: soul eclipse: SWUNK live!
Elmore Was Here
3. Sep 01, 2006: Memory Select
Doo When?
6. Aug 25, 2006: Memory Select
The Truth And The Abstract Blues

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-07-21
FUN! A glorious, accessible mash-up: Horns dishing out instrumental doo-wop, mariachi music, minimalism, free jazz solos, big band, danceable beats, undanceable odd time signatures, and a sense of humor.

Tracks go in multiple phases, so if the first couple minutes don't grab you, just keep listening... it's like composer Andrew Durkin is taking the band on a massive road trip every time.

Lots of high volumes and strong tempos for an exhiliarating ride. Also lots of smart-ass breaks and the occasional free-jazz attack, giving the session a creative, hip, humorous air -- not a plain old big band at all.

1- Doo-wop piano, into a swingy, seasick carnival riff. Insane, cartoony-fast ending.

2- New Orleans jazz intro, swingy and swaying. Chiming interlude, then a fast stomping ending.

3- Fiesta meets minimalist repetition -- mid/fast. Gets into sparse but fast avant-classical noodling later, in a jokey way.

4- Like Western theme music (the "Magnificent Seven" kind). Gentle mid/fast in 5/8 time.

5- Jaunty strolling riff, like a '50s TV commercial where everybody's smiling. Gets into an odd-time riff w/crazy sax solo, then into a FUNKY place with wah-wah guitar. Lots of repetitious riffs but really worth it.... you can hear that initial riff (which just burrows into your brain) get progressively more "drunk" as time passes.

6- Serious canon, w/overlapping horn lines. No soloing.

7- Latin dance with heavy drums, catchy and heavy. Gets into odd interludes of weird chamber horns fading in and out. Fast, jerky finale in 9/8 time.

8- Big dramatic intro, then: Fast, danceable R&B / Slow mock-graduation music / Really fast free-jazz trio / Short ending.

Track Listing
1. Doo When?   5. The Truth And The Abstract Blues
2. Elmore Was Here   6. Cannon Indie
3. Bandoleero, Part One   7. El Grupo De Jazz Indistriale
4. Bandoleero, Part Two   8. Baby, Shake That Thing