The Skygreen Leopards “Disciples of California”

sailordave   11/8/2006   A Library, CD

The ‘Leopards’ latest release is a fantastic piece of music. Disciples of California is folk country pop that reminds me of Golden Gate Park on a saturday afternoon. Certainly a different sound for me, I recommend this bizarre wonderful piece to anyone. 11 songs that wind its way through the heart of all things California.

The Places/ Songs For Creeps

sailordave   10/23/2006   A Library

Call me creepy because this is for me. Songs For Creeps is something new to my listening ears and it is a keeper. It is not pop music in the mainstream manor but is what POP music is to me. The talented Amy Annelle has an earthy spiritual quality to her voice. ‘Creeps is not polished but certainly not cheaply produced. It is a bit of a trek thru a bygone era.

Machinations – “Esteem ” – [A&M Records]

sailordave   9/25/2006   12-inch, A Library

I recommend this piece to anyone who loves jazz or international feel to their music. The live audience is receptive to the brilliance and the Quintent does not fail to deliver. Each piece has a 2-4 second applause outro. This piece sounds good at home on the road turned up loud or down low on a smooth jazz night. There are more pieces to be released in the future.I highly recommend you take a listen to this piece. THIS IS REAL JAZZ. AT ITS BEST.

Steve Lacy Quintet – “Esteem” – [Atavistic]

sailordave   9/25/2006   A Library, Jazz

The Steve Lacy Quintet Live recording is an absolute JAZZ masterpiece. There is something here for everyone. Track 1 The Crust is an almost 18 minute trek into the east side gyms of Detroit. The stacatto of the speed bag represented by the sax magic of Steve lacy and Steve Potts. The heavy beat of Kent Carter on bass; the violin and cello of Irene Aebi on display keeping beat t the footwork of the fighters. Irene Aebi was instrumental ( pun intended) in getting these pieces released/ Which means MORE to follow.
The UH UH UH a tribute to Jimi Hendrix. When genius does tributes to genius it is usually their best work. The Quintent does not fail.
The RUSH is a fast furious 4 minutes.
The title track ESTEEM is an international piece. I thnk it will fit well on Ann Arbor’s show.
All in all a materful piece of live music. All pieces have about a two to three second applause outro. Read the CD cover. It says more than I can.

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