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Oranj Album
Oranj Symphonette
Oranj Album
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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A playful irreverence pervades the Oranj Symphonette's take on numerous movie themes and pop-jazz chestnuts like "Satin Doll," "Up, Up, and Away," and "The Maginificent Seven." Led by Matt Brubeck's (yes, the son of Dave) ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Oranj Symphonette
Title: Oranj Album
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Rykodisc
Original Release Date: 10/13/1998
Release Date: 10/13/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Avant Garde & Free Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 014431045523

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A playful irreverence pervades the Oranj Symphonette's take on numerous movie themes and pop-jazz chestnuts like "Satin Doll," "Up, Up, and Away," and "The Maginificent Seven." Led by Matt Brubeck's (yes, the son of Dave) and Tom Waits's sidemen--saxist Ralph Carney and guitarist Joe Gore--the Oranj Symphonette kicks these campy favorites along with a twangy surf guitar, klezmeresque sax, lachrymose cello, and galloping oom-pah rhythm section. Combining sharply honed music skills with tongues held firmly in cheek, the Oranj Symphonette update the '60s movie material ("Midnight Cowboy," "A Man and a Woman") into an entertainingly ironic post-modern stew. Much like the Lounge Lizards before them, their irreverent approach belies an obvious affection for the material being skewed. --Wally Shoup

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CD Reviews

I LOVE THIS!!!!!!
10/16/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"YOU'D BE (...) NOT TO PURCHASE THIS ALBUM! IT'S LIKE A JAZZ INFUGED ROMP AND I LOVE IT! BUY TODAY!!
-Emma Sahs"
Ay Carumba! These Guys are Too Much!
ikleon | 11/22/1998
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I can't not dig this music. Like "Plays Mancini" beforeit, "The Oranj Album" is a jazzy, trippy and very entertaining stroll down memory lane. Some mighty fine musicianship happenin' here as well. I swear, if you're not deaf or dead, you'll love this stuff! Don't think about it, just buy it, now! Had I never listened to Waits... well, I'd have missed out on Waits for one thing.. but I'd never have gotten into Oranj Symphonet and that too would have been a tragedy!"
MUSIC PLUS HUMOR = FUN!!!!
Peppino | 02/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"TO BEGIN , ORANJ SYMPHONETTE HAS "MUSICAL PEDIGREE"-- AS THE FOUNDING MEMBER IS JAZZ MUSICIAN DAVE BRUBECK'S SON ( "BRU", OF "TAKE 5" & "BLUE RONDO A LA TURK" FAME, FOR ALL YOU NON-INITIATED), THIS CD FOLLOWS THE ADVENTURSOME BUT UNEVEN RELEASE OF THEIR "DE-COMPOSTIONS" OF FAMOUS HENRY MANCINI COMPOSITIONS RELEASED A FEW YEARS BEFORE. THIS CD MARKS THE FULLY REALIZED FRUITION OF ORANJ SYMP.'S "MAD PASSION". POP , JAZZ & "LOUNGE"( THIS MONIKER IS GETTING RATHER WORN OUT) "STANDARDS" ARE GIVEN WARPED BUT COMPLETELY MUSICAL TWEAKINGS BY THESE FUN LOVING MUSICIANS.THIS CD INSPIRES THE PERFECT BLEND OF IRREVERENCE & RESPECT FOR THE TRADITION OF MUSICIANSHIP ( THESE GUYS ARE NO MEDIOCRE "POP" MUSICIANS, THESE GUYS CAN ARTICULATE WONDERFUL MUSICS FROM THEIR "AXES"!). FROM THE EROTICLY HYPNOTIZING RENDITIONS OF "DREAMSVILLE" & "ARABESQUE" TO THE RIPPING & SHREDDING OF SATIN DOLL ( JAZZ FANS, THINK ARCHIE SHEPP'S WEIRD MANGLING OF GIRL FROM IPANEMA!)--THE BIGGEST JOY IS SAVED FOR "O.S." BRINGING OUT THE BEAUTIFUL MELODY IN "VALLEY OF THE DOLLS", AND MAKING A THROW AWAY 60'S POP TUNE "UP UP & AWAY" A MINI-MASTERPIECE! IF ONE MAKES MUSIC & DONT HAVE FUN, IT BECOMES EVIDENT,TIME TO FIND A NEW METHOD OF EXPRESSION.NO PROBLEMS HERE- THESE GUYS ARE HAVING A B-L-A-S-T-!!! 10 STARS!!"