About KFJC
Program Schedule
Specials and Events
Donations and Swag
  Netcast
Music and Playlists
Broadcast Archives
KFJC Music Reviews
  KFJC 89.7 FM
 
Library
Format
Reviewers
Archives
 

Mezzacappa, Lisa – “What Is Known” – [Clean Feed]

Mezzacappa is a triple threat: female-bandleader, female-bassist, and bassist-bandleader. She calls Bait & Switch her “garage jazz quartet.” Collective improvisations, odd meters, jazz cats play rock’n'roll. Guitar tone is distorted, reverbless, sax screams passionately a la Rahsaan, drums subtle and controlled. Reminiscent of James “Blood” Ulmer, Sebadoh, Zappa. #5 Solo bass tune from Air (jazz group). #4 Captain Beefheart tune. #9 Mingus-esque, group wailing session into bass solo.

Related: Joelle Leandre is another excellent female bassist who has her name on the dates. Lots of other Clean Feed releases in the library. Other Mezzacappa releases.

Aaron Bennett- tenor sax. John Finkbeiner- guitar. Lisa Mezzacappa- bass. Vijay Anderson- drums.

  • Reviewed by Hemroid The Leader on September 30, 2015 at 3:11 pm
  • Filed as CD,Jazz
  • Comment on this review

  • Comment on this review



     

     Copyright © 2017   KFJC 89.7 FM
    12345 S. El Monte Road   Los Altos Hills, California   94022   phones