Werner, Kenny / Lawn Chair Society
Album: Lawn Chair Society   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Werner, Kenny   Added:Mar 2007
Label:Blue Note  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-04-01 Pull Date: 2007-06-03 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jun 3 May 27 May 6 Apr 15 Apr 8
Airplays: 1 1 1 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 01, 2007: Memory Select
Lo's Garden
4. Apr 12, 2007: Sunshine ... in the Afternoon
Lawn Chairs (And Other Foreign Policy)
2. May 25, 2007: Memory Select -- Moe! Staiano interview
5. Apr 06, 2007: Memory Select
New Amsterdam
3. May 04, 2007: Memory Select
Inaugural Balls
6. Apr 06, 2007: No Cover, No Minimum
New Amsterdam

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-04-21
A quirky mainstream session led by longtime pianist Werner. Chris Potter on sax and especially Dave Douglas on trumpet add some nice edge. Occasional computer electronics bring modern touches that really help the session progress. Slightly silly feel to many of the compositions (2,6,8); it's meant to be fun music, not serious cocktail-jazz fare. Instrumental; FCC clean.

Check out the outright experimentalism on 4 and 7.

1- Playful: Slow flow w/herky-jerky lead, lush piano runs
2- Bouncy piano, mid/fast and upbeat, gets grooving later
3- Perky, bright. A nice straight piece.
4- Scribbly trumpet. Ringing electronics sounds.
5- Quiet little lullabye. Cheesy, but understand: It was written for his daughter the day she was born ... and she died just prior to the recording of this album.
6- A staggering kind of funk, mid/fast
7- Calmly glitchy electronics, weird trumpet
8- A gloopy funk. Fun, but settles into more conventional fare
9- Slow new-agey synth surges
10- Quiet, crystalline (like Keith Jarrett)

Track Listing
1. Lo's Garden   6. Inaugural Balls
2. New Amsterdam   7. West_Coast_Variant
3. The 13th Day   8. Lawn Chairs (And Other Foreign Policy)
4. Bubble_Burble_Splerk   9. Loss
5. Uncovered Heart   10. Kothbiro