Amendola, Scott Trio / Lift
Album:Lift Collection:Jazz
Artist:Amendola, Scott Trio Added:Sep 2010
Label:Sazi Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2010-10-24 Pull Date:2010-12-26 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Dec 19Dec 12Nov 28Nov 21Nov 14Oct 31

Recent Airplay
1.Sep 21, 2021:Wee Animalcules (rebroadcast from Jul 15, 2011)
The Knife, Lima Bean
4.Jul 15, 2011:Wee Animalcules
The Knife, Lima Bean
2.Jan 15, 2016:Rebop
Cascade, Tudo De Bom
5.Dec 18, 2010:Music Casserole
3.Nov 28, 2012:Sunshine . . . on a Rainy Day (Lunar Eclipse, too!)
Lima Bean
6.Dec 17, 2010:TGI Jazz
Lima Bean

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-10-23 
Sazi, 2010

POSTMODERN JAZZ – Comfortable in straight-jazz, avant-garde, rock or full-on noise settings, this pared-down version of Bay Area drummer Scott Amendola’s band has been working as a trio for a couple of years, but this is their first release. They keep things pretty accessible, but still manage to blend in most of those styles for a sound like no other group. Common ground for fans of normal and weird jazz.

Jeff Parker : guitar
John Shifflett : bass
Scott Amendola : drums

Fo’s Picks: 2, 3, 5, 6

1. 6:30 – big drum intro, then easygoing melodic groove: sinuous guitar solo
2. 7:45 – tweaked-out electronics set up cool breezy groove; slows way down
3. 7:26 – big fat bass here: a catchy, relaxed guitar stroll with nice drums
4. 3:40 – metal-jazz: fuzz guitar, bashing drums; slow, but freaks out in middle
5. 5:39 – calming intro, then the trio slouches along, kind of a lazy/folksy feel
6. 6:54 – feel-good blues bounce, catchy tune, greasy guitar goes for a stroll
7. 4:13 – spy-rock: stomping drums, reverb guitar, mysterioso bass
8. 4:28 – quiet electronics/bell sounds and sweet guitar for a twisted lullaby

[ Fo ] 10/23/10

Track Listing
1.Tudo De Bom 5.Lift
2.Cascade 6.Lima Bean
3.Blues For Istanbul 7.The Knife
4.Death By Flower 8.Lullaby For Sascha