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Sexmob Meets Medeski / Live In Willisau 2006
Album:Live In Willisau 2006 Collection:Jazz
Artist:Sexmob Meets Medeski Added:05/2009
Label:Thirsty Ear Recordings 

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Add Date:2009-06-14 Pull Date:2009-08-16 Charts:Jazz
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1.Aug 05, 2020:Some Songs Without Words
Sign O The Times
4.Jul 17, 2009:Memory Select, guest Rent Romus
Willisau Suite 1 [tracks 1-6]
2.Jun 10, 2010:Memory Select
Black And Tan Fantasy
5.Jul 03, 2009:Memory Select
Odd Job/You Only Live Twice
3.Aug 14, 2009:Memory Select: RIP Rashied Ali
Kenny Supreme/Darling Nikki
6.Jun 26, 2009:Memory Select
Black And Tan Fantasy

Album Review
Fo
Reviewed 2009-06-14 
SEXMOB MEETS MEDESKI: Live in Willisau 2006
Thirsty Ear, 2009

POSTMODERN JAZZ – Live concert by the genre-destroying avant-groove quartet, in Willisau, Switzerland, September 2006, with extra support from John Medeski on organ (a collaborator from the band’s early days). Their usual giddy mix of original strangeness, Prince covers, James Bond music and swing classics, all pulped into a hot gooey mess. Watch out for abrupt starts and endings… you really need to string these tracks together, either in the listed “suites” or as below.

Steven Bernstein - slide trumpet
Briggan Krauss - alto sax
Tony Scherr - bass
Kenny Wollesen - drums
John Medeski - organ

* * * | Fo’s Picks: 1-3 , 4-6 , 10-12

1. 2:09 – slow atmosphere, pained sax tones, intro to…
2. 3:11 – slow & raunchy, trumpet sounds like harmonica, turns brash & rowdy
3. 6:38 – Ellington tune, warped with bits of stripper music & psychotic rock
4. 3:34 – perky bounce, jam on a traditional hoedown, revival meeting
5. 4:53 – tune from #3 slides into a Prince freakout, gets quiet, stomps back
6. 3:55 – low tones into vaudeville fanfare, back to wild revival meeting stomp
7. 4:12 – spoken intro, low murmurings into moody Bond incidental music
8. 4:08 – quiet trumpet squeaks, fluttering sax, builds & loses small groove
9. 3:18 – back to the Bond music, drunken horn stings, gets quiet again
10. 5:36 – slow, sloppy standard, quiet bass solo, builds up to a grandiose end
11. 4:25 – crazed organ & sax, settles into quiet abstraction, leading up to…
12. 4:35 – Prince tune starts calm, explodes into a Technicolor freakout
13. 3:33 – spoken intro; warped Bond music with tympanis; quiet in the middle
14. 4:19 – very quiet start into Bond movie theme song, a sort of mad ballad
15. 2:19 – calm, everyone settling down before…
16. 2:41 – …rising into a wacky groove with wild organ going every which way

[ Fo ] 06/14/09

Track Listing
1.Mob Rule Invocation 9.This Never Happened - Part 2
2.Mob Rule 1 10.Blue And Sentimental
3.Black And Tan Fantasy 11.Kenny Supreme
4.Mob Rule 2 / Little Liza Jane 12.Darling Nikki
5.Sign O The Times 13.Odd Job
6.Down On The Farm 14.You Only Live Twice
7.This Never Happened (To The Other Guy) 15.Mob Rule 4
8.Mob Rule 3 16.Artie Shaw