Amazon.com Widgets
1,879 views

Jon Lundbom and Big Five Chord - Quavers! Quavers! Quavers! Quavers! (Hot Cup, 2011)

SOURCE: Published:
Jon Lundbom Hot Cup Records can always be counted on to build a refreshingly post-modern view of jazz, whether it is the ironic beauty of Mostly Other People Do the Killing to the country/jazz experiment Pretend It's the End of the World. Irony and irreverence are the key to their aesthetic, but never at the expense of the music. Jon Lundbom's Quavers mixes a fascinating Sharrock/Sanders aesthetic to elements of funk and post-modern fusion. Joining Lundbom on guitar are some of the usual suspects of the Hot Cup stable: Jon Irabagon on alto and sopranino saxophones, Bryan Murray: saxophones, Moppa Elliott on bass, Danny Fischer on drums and Matt Kanelos and keyboards. A wide-open mindset and unique instrumentation of the band provides a lot of depth to the music. “Meat Without Feet" features the integration of fractured shards of guitar to the rhythm, section building a funk beat and swirling saxophone works to excellent effect. Lundbom's post—Sonny Sharrock guitar style and raunchy saxophone are welded to a killer backbeat, building music for the booty and the mind. Sort of like if Pharoah Sanders and Sonny Sharrock took a break from late 60's spiritual free-jazz to cut a massive funk record. Guitar and electric bass usher in “New Feats of Horsemanship" before fragmented and skittish saxophone imbue the medium tempo music was a palpable sense of danger. “Faith Based Initiative" brings it all together for a zestful finale building into an all out post-fusion rocker, led by scalding guitar and pounding drums. Saxophone builds and develops into an almost unbearable tension, developing to an outrageous full band collectively improvised conclusion. This was a tremendously fun album to listen to, Lundbom continually challenge the listener and each other and succeed to builds a piece of pan-genre experimentalism that defies pigeon-holing. Quavers! Quavers! Quavers! Quavers!—amazon.com


View the original article...

This story appears courtesy of Music and More by Tim Niland.
Copyright © 2014. All rights reserved.
comments powered by Disqus
Support All About Jazz Through Amazon

Weekly Giveaways

Mark Elf

Mark Elf

About | Enter

Stefano Bollani

Stefano Bollani

About | Enter

Carmen Lundy

Carmen Lundy

About | Enter

Wadada Leo Smith

Wadada Leo Smith

About | Enter

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW

Enter it twice.
To the weekly jazz events calendar

Enter the numbers in the graphic
Enter the code in this picture

Log in

One moment, you will be redirected shortly.

News Search


or search site with Google