Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Wayne Horvitz, Zony Mash|
Brand Spankin New
Genres: Jazz, Special Interest, Pop, R&B, Rock
While it's always been difficult to attach Wayne Horvitz to one particular style, this much can be said about Zony Mash, the keyboardist's quartet: They rock. They also swing and dispense a plentiful allowance of funk and ... more »
While it's always been difficult to attach Wayne Horvitz to one particular style, this much can be said about Zony Mash, the keyboardist's quartet: They rock. They also swing and dispense a plentiful allowance of funk and soul while spicing the mixture with just enough of the Downtown blare and confusion that Horvitz built his reputation upon. As a band, Zony Mash can hold its own. Andy Roth provides a stable drum foundation for bassist Fred Chalenor, who continues to push his instrument up and over in small, interesting ways. Guitarist Timothy Young provides an effective (but certainly not a scene-stealing) foil for Horvitz. But make no mistake: This LP belongs to the keyboardist. Here, Horvitz leadfoots everything from a Hammond B3 to a Moog synthesizer, providing a wild, unpredictable ride. Buckle up--Mr. H. can drive like a banshee! --S. Duda
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These guys kick A$$.
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Zony Mash is a mix between Medeski, Martin, Wood, and John Zorn's "Naked City" style, not surprising being that frontman Wayne Horvitz was in "Naked City". Their style is rocking-funk/smooth grooves and great composition. This is not your typical 4 man band that plays standard funk, this is a bit on the edge of avant-garde, but not quite reaching that realm. If you haven't heard them, you need to, NOW. IMO, they take a backseat to nobody. Both the newest album and the first album are equal in quality, and I say don't hold back, buy both."
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Zony Mash successfully walks the line between serious, avant-tinged jazz and MMW style jam music. Honestly, I don't get into the latter, but I really love this album."