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Yoshihide, Otomo/New Jazz Orchestra / Out To Lunch
Album:Out To Lunch Collection:Jazz
Artist:Yoshihide, Otomo/New Jazz Orchestra Added:09/2007
Label:Doubt Music 

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Add Date:2007-10-14 Pull Date:2007-12-16 Charts:Jazz
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Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-10-05 
A very modern reworking of Eric Dolphy's 1964 free-jazz classic. Tougher, noisier, freer, brash. Dolphy's compositions are tangibly intact but beefed up for the '00s and thrown into rougher hands. It's great.

Tracks 1 and 4 preserve some of that bold '60s horn sound and use vibraphone as a backdrop, as the original did. From there, it just gets nuts. Touches like turntables and Otomo's electric guitar -- things obviously not on the original. Plus, Otomo has lined up a barrage of horn players, for a variety of soloing voices. (Dolphy's album had him and Freddie Hubbard). Instrumental. FCC clean.

1- Heavy and chunky; multiple solos over tinkly electronics sounds and tough drums.
2- The Slow One, made less pretty here. Starts with a slow-burn acid romp, turns into a cavalcade of wailing horns.
3- GAAAAA! A japanoise punk explosion! GO! GO! GO!
4- A swaying '60s line, mid/fast, with high-energy chaos improv. The cutesy chime of vibes next to careening, wild horns. Disturbingly long pauses, including one around -2:00, just to mess with you. SONG ENDS 10 SECONDS EARLY!
5- Bold midtempo horns, into a mystical electronics drone. Big tumultuous improv later. Second half is VERY quiet. You might want to play just the first half (or, for quiet late-night eerieness, just the second half).

Track Listing
1.Hat And Beard 3.Gazzelloni
2.Something Sweet, Something Tender 4.Out To Lunch
 5.Straight Up And Down / Will Be Back