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Ellis, John & Double-Wide / Puppet Mischief
Album:Puppet Mischief Collection:Jazz
Artist:Ellis, John & Double-Wide Added:03/2010

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-03-28 Pull Date:2010-05-30 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:2 May25 Apr18 Apr11 Apr4 Apr

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Héroes De Acción
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Album Review
Reviewed 2010-03-28 
ObliqSound, 2010

MODERN JAZZ – Ellis’s quartet (expanded to sextet on several tracks) blends New Orleans-style grooves with oblique modern jazz for something less predictable and more subtle than it first appears: happy riffs suddenly change into strange carnival bounces or moody introspection, then snap back like rubber bands. Good-natured and fun.

* * * * | All tracks pretty nifty… Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 3, 6, 8

1. 8:01 – good-time midtempo slide; calm harmonica reverie in the middle
2. 6:28 – happy cartoonish stomp with strolling solo breaks
3. 7:37 – melody steps cautiously through shadows & kitschy suspense
4. 7:39 – lightly propulsive: flying sax, agitated harmonica, skidding drums
5. 7:44 – mysterious carnival: tiptoes and spins lazily, wah-wah trombone
6. 5:46 – the carnival begins! upbeat and bouncy; lots of activity here
7. 1:37 – slow, brooding interlude
8. 8:48 – perky, handclap-driven theme leads to exotic intrigue, eloquent solos
9. 7:43 – relaxed, gospel-tinged sway; soulful harmonica & sax solos

[ Fo ] 03/28/10

Track Listing
1.Okra & Tomatoes 5.Carousel
2.Fauxfessor 6.Dublinland Carnival
3.Dewey Dah 7.Chorale
4.Puppet Mischief 8.Héroes De Acción
 9.This Too Shall Pass