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

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-10-14 Pull Date: 2007-12-16 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 16 Dec 9 Dec 2 Nov 18 Nov 11 Nov 4 Oct 21
Airplays: 2 1 1 2 3 1 2

Recent Airplay
1. Oct 20, 2009: Memory Select
4. Dec 14, 2007: Memory Select
Hat And Beard
2. Dec 21, 2007: Memory Select
5. Dec 12, 2007: Baptism of Solitude
3. Dec 19, 2007: Baptism of Solitude
6. Dec 07, 2007: Memory Select
Out To Lunch

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