|West, Rich / Mayo Grout's Known Universe|
|Album:||Mayo Grout's Known Universe||Collection:||Jazz|
|Add Date:||2009-06-28||Pull Date:||2009-08-30||Charts:||Jazz|
|Week Ending:||30 Aug||23 Aug||9 Aug||26 Jul||19 Jul||12 Jul||5 Jul|
|1.||Aug 29, 2009:||Party at Grandma's |
|4.||Aug 18, 2009:||Jena & Gomorrah (sub) |
I'm A Cockroach; Adapt, Adapt - Part 1
|2.||Aug 28, 2009:||Memory Select - Joe Maneri Edition |
Five Lane Paradise
|5.||Aug 06, 2009:||The Alternatives |
Short I Am
|3.||Aug 22, 2009:||Music Casserole |
|6.||Jul 24, 2009:||Memory Select |
Five Lane Paradise
A strange rock/jazz experiment that's catchy yet... out there. Rock guitar overlaid with horns and flute for a jazzy tone. "Rock" guitar meaning... well check out the solo on #2, it's like something out of a bar-band/jam-band power trio world. Yet the songs also have flute and sax in composed lines that sound classical or modern-jazzy. |
Kind of a jamming feel, with rhythms you can get into and some passages of sophistication. There's a bit of a wild mood overall, but most of the tempos are in a restrained mid/fast range.
Check out the CD booklet for the Mayo Grout story, which is not as sci-fi as the pictures look like.
1- A deep, cool groove, slow and thick like molasses, with some trumpet & flute on top. Epic. Opens w/monologue in a gravely Tom Waits voice for about 3 minutes, which comes back around -6:30. After -4:30, a more full sound, slowly jazzy.
2- Midtempo riffing, a steady hard beat w/lowdown guitar solo
3- Faux loungy vocal, lyrical random silliness. Floating, open-aired stretches with sax and flute, midtempo, languid
4- "Boonga-boonga" voice chant. Bursts into a strident, jazzy riff. Upbeat, exploratory, multi-phased
5- A mid/fast breeziness, after some whistling and military snare drum
6- Gets into a nice digging groove.
7- Starts slow and spare but gets into a robust free jam behind a good rhythm.
|1.||I'm A Cockroach; Adapt, Adapt - Part 1||4.||Newness|
|2.||Short I Am||5.||I'm A Cockroach; Adapt, Adapt - Part 2|
|3.||On Her Wrists She Wore Her Interest||6.||Five Lane Paradise|