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  Исполнитель(и) :
   Woodbury, Brian  (Electric Bass, Electronics, Piano)
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  Наименование CD :
   Variety Orchestra

Год издания : 2004

Компания звукозаписи : ReR, (wb)

Музыкальный стиль : Jazz

Время звучания : 44:43

  Комментарий (рецензия) :

CD, стоящие на полке рядом : Jazz (Orchestra)      

Recording Date: May, 1989 - 2003

Pushing the play button after slipping Brian Woodbury's disc into the CD player is like stepping inside Pee-Wee's Playhouse. You never know what to expect or what the next bar will bring; everything is disguised in outrageous ways; even the most familiar objects adopt a warped shape. The first few seconds of "Take the J Train" might suggest an avant-garde jazz big band, like a postmodern version of Duke Ellington's band, but soon the accordion comes in, then the banjo and the pedal steel, and you suddenly realize that you're not in Jazzland anymore. Woodbury seems to draw inspiration from everything within his vicinity: The Duke, Spike Jones, Charles Ives, John Zorn, Frank Zappa, traditional Mexican bands and Rock in Opposition. Every time a particular name comes to mind, a hitherto unheard element comes in, simply to contradict your impression. The music is often fast-paced, even frantic and exuberant. In the slower passages ("Mom," "Venice, Italy," the finale of "Threnody for Kennedy and Connally,"), the jazz leanings shine through, while the more complex sections immediately bring to mind Zappa's Grand Wazoo and Waka/Jawaka albums. Then again, try to compare Zappa to the mad Mexican polka of "Garbanzo Beans," or the flooring Caribbean-spiced rendition of "Shenandoah," a heartland American ballad. The cast of musicians is an impressive roll call of LA and NYC experimental sidemen (including Mark Feldman, Guy Klucevsek, and Frank London), but musicianship aside, what shines throughout the album is Woodbury's witty sense of humor and indubitable talent for writing intricate, whimsical music. Highly recommended if you believe that humor belongs in music.

All Music Guide


Recorded at Dubway Studios, New York; Some Studios, Brooklyn; Marc's House, Neptune, NJ; Dino Falls, Hollywood and The Rusty Scupper, Los Angeles between 1990 & 2003

Mixed by Brian Woodbury, with assistance from Elma Mayer on "Garbanzo Beans" and "Jesus Christ Alrighty"; Michael Webster on "Long May She Wave"; and Marc Muller on "Take the J Train"

Composed, arranged and produced by Brian Woodbury


  Соисполнители :

Aaron Heick (Clarinet, Flute, Alt Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Tenor Saxophone, Saxophone, Wind)
Bill Ruyle (Percussion)
Conrad Korsch (Bass, Double Bass, Electric Bass)
Dan Levine (Trombone)
Dan Morris (Drums)
Dana Friedli (Violin)
David Witham (Keyboards, Piano)
Dudley Saunders (Vocals)
Elma Mayer (Keyboards)
Frank London (Flugelhorn, Trumpet)
Guy Klucevsek (Accordion)
Jim O'Connor (Flugelhorn, Trumpet)
Jonathan Feinberg (Drums, Percussion)
Kory Grossman (Percussion)
Kristina Kanders (Percussion)
Kurt Hoffman (Tenor Saxophone, Saxophone, Wind)
Marc Muller (Banjo, Guitar)
Mark Feldman (Violin)
Marty Cutler (Banjo)
Nick Ariondo (Accordion)
Oren Bloedow (Bass, Double Bass, Electric Bass)
Peter Lurye (Piano)
Sara Parkins (Violin)
Stephanie Courtney (Vocals)
Steven Elson (Baritone Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone, Saxophone, Wind)
Sue Williams (Double Bass, Electric Bass)

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Наименование трека



   1 Take The J Train         0:05:26 Brian Woodbury
   2 Mom         0:04:33 -"-
   3 Garbanzo Beans         0:03:45 -"-
   4 Venice, Italy         0:08:50 -"-
   5 Jesus Christ Alrighty         0:04:38 -"-
   6 Long May She Wave         0:06:21 -"-
   7 Therondy For Kennedy And Connally         0:05:29 -"-
   8 Shenandoah / Innsbruck         0:05:41 -"-


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