|All Artists: Garaj Mahal|
Title: Woot (Dig)
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Owl Studios
Original Release Date: 1/1/2008
Re-Release Date: 9/9/2008
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Garaj Mahal, Woot — Deftly mixes the worlds of jam band and jazz fusion for one great ride! Members have played all over the world with Sting, Medeski Martin and Wood, Scott Henderson, Zakir Hussein, Dave Holland, and John ... more »
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Garaj Mahal, Woot
Deftly mixes the worlds of jam band and jazz fusion for one great ride! Members have played all over the world with Sting, Medeski Martin and Wood, Scott Henderson, Zakir Hussein, Dave Holland, and John Humphrey. "The tunes displayed a melodic, unison-driven sensibility and an affinity for odd-meter feels with well-defined parts that had a tendency to explode into excited conversations." -- NUVO
Taking music to a higher plane
M J MCEVOY | London, UK | 05/13/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These guys are doing something special!
In an age of synthetic, computerized music you find here a group of musicians who are not only virtuosos, but have also embraced music technology, incorporate influences from our growing multicultural society and have a great sense of humour!
They also appear to work in a collective way - each member contributing an equal amount composed material.
Some of the tracks were more to my taste then others, but as a whole, the variation in writing style added to the internal contrast and dynamics from track to great.
Anyone who enjoys Weather Report or John McCloughlin will love this band.
Squirreldawg | Jackson, MS | 01/15/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have to repectfully disagree with the first reviewer of this album. I believe that it has plenty of fire. I have to admit that I am new to the group but I have really enjoyed listening to this record. I was only familiar with Kei Eckardt from his work with Count's Jam Band (you need this if you don't have it) and have been looking for something else that he's done. This is really good fusion with hints to the fusion greats from the 70's but certainly not a throwback group. This is fresh new music for the people and if you're a fan of electric jazz, world music, jazz-rock or just good music in general, this album is for you."