Dime Grind Palace
Rudd goes to work on the two covers, "Blue and Sentimental" and "Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand," the latter a feel-good rocker that his trombone dances over. Apfelbaum offers a spooky melodica part for the sci-fi track "Mothra," which offers an adamant rhythm, a unison horn part that pushes the musical tension, and wicked dive bombs from Krauss. Other highlights include Rudd's tune "Norbert's Weiner" with Doug Wieselman's clarinet and Scherr's plucked groove; and the trading horn figures of "Artie Shaw," the other Mob-only tune.
Dime Grind Palace is perfect for laughing off a tough week and starting the weekendit'll leave you smiling. Those who have seen the Mob live know that this is exactly the intent.
This review originally appeared in AllAboutJazz-New York .
Track Listing: Entrance Music; Kitchen; Dime Grind Palace; Translation 1; Blue and Sentimental; Mothra; Slide Serenade; Translation 4; Norbert's Weiner; Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand; Translation 2; Artie Shaw; Call to the Freaks; Translation 3; Conk Buster; Exit Music.
Personnel: Peter Apfelbaum: organ, tenor sax, melodica; Roswell Rudd: trombone; Scott Robinson: alto clarinet, slide saxophone: John Kruth: mandolin; Brian Mitchell : Wurlitzer; Marcus Rojas: tuba; Tony Scherr: bass; David Tronzo: slide guitar; Doug Wieselman: clarinet; Briggan Krauss: alto sax, baritone sax; Kenny Wollesen: drums; Steven Bernstein: mellophonium, slide trumpet.
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