Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
|Crown Royals, Ken Vandermark|
All Night Burner
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock
Chicago's Crown Royals pull their melodies away from the curb with a near effortlessness, performing instrumental R&B-funk-jazz that rides high on Ken Vandermark's tenor sax. Listening to these wide-open tunes, you could i... more »
Chicago's Crown Royals pull their melodies away from the curb with a near effortlessness, performing instrumental R&B-funk-jazz that rides high on Ken Vandermark's tenor sax. Listening to these wide-open tunes, you could imagine that Pete Nathan's stummy riffs could be a great train station for Vandermark to blow through with the fierceness of his freer jazz stuff in the Vandermark 5. But Vandermark stays hitched to the tunes, pressing the point that there is a difference between the scale-climbing solo logic of postbebop jazz and the more economical, riff-trading approach set in motion by Booker T. & the MG's and the Meters. You might call this urban swamp funk, but dial it up so's you can call it something. --Andrew Bartlett
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LGwriter | Astoria, N.Y. United States | 12/09/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"Here's a very down-to-earth album of 60s style jazz funk, minimized to comply with the requirements of that era: bass, drums, guitar, and sax. The riffs are pretty familiar, but well played. However, some of the pieces seem to be redundant--you kind of hear the same thing you heard two or three songs ago.This is not a bad album. If you like this kind of music, then you should buy it. Not something that will burn the barn down."
SIMON AGUILAR-GARCIA | Seattle, Wa. USA | 10/18/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"funky, jazzy and everything in between; easily hooked jams to play while driving or at home in need of a pick me up! lotta sax and sticky drums!"