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Back Door
Back Door
Back Door
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
 
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First Time On Cd. This Critically Acclaimed Debut Album Is Impressive From Start To Finish, and A Veritable Catalogue of Bass Guitar Technique. Ron Aspery's Funky Sax and Flute Work Leaves The Bottom End Completely Open To...  more »

      
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All Artists: Back Door
Title: Back Door
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Warner Bros UK
Release Date: 10/30/2000
Album Type: Import
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
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Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 093624775928

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First Time On Cd. This Critically Acclaimed Debut Album Is Impressive From Start To Finish, and A Veritable Catalogue of Bass Guitar Technique. Ron Aspery's Funky Sax and Flute Work Leaves The Bottom End Completely Open To The Bass Guitar, and ColinHodgkinson's Use of Strummed Chords Is Beautifully Backed By His Bandmates.
 

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Serendipity
T. D., Morse | 11/24/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"A chance buy, but worth it. The playing is phenominal, whether playing quickly or slowly. Whether saxes or flute. I've never really warmed to the sound of the higher saxes, finding them too brash or tinny, but Ron Aspery converted me. His playing is precise and immotive, (where are you now). The rythmn section is tight, and intricate. Colin Hodgkinson's bass is a marvel. if you want to know what's possible to do on the bass listen to this record. If I hadn't seen the man do it, I woudn't believe there are two people playing bass. A brilliant record from a little known jazz trio. Modern jazz, but not Free jazz. Each track is quite short, but to be honest there is a great passion in breveity, which overstatment can hide."
Still great after more than 30 years
chris the drummer | sf bay area | 02/10/2008
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I first heard this album (yes, I still have the original vinyl too) not long after it came out. I was in college at Miami of Ohio playing drums in a band that touched on some of Back Door's approaches...as well as those of Coltrane, Zappa, Corea, and others. Jive Grind remains my favorite cut, followed closely by Human Bed.

I know from direct experience that a trio is one of the hardest musical formats. There is no place to hide. There is little forgiveness if you are not 100% all of the time. While all three musicians are superb, Colin Hodgkinson did things on the electric bass guitar in 1972 that most players of today are still incapable of. Only Jack Bruce and Jack Casady come to mind as contemporaries and peers."
Unique and Classic
Mean Machine | NYC | 04/05/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"There was never anyone else like Back Door - an amazing 3 piece combo of base, horns and drums where bass and horns exchange lead roles and the bass sounds like lead, base and rhythm guitars! The bassist is Colin Hodgkinson - once called the Hendrix of the Base - a label that does not in any way over state his prowess with his chosen instrument.
Buy this album and you will never regret it.
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