Andrew Cheshire: The Four Ages of Bob (2004)
The music begins with the smooth upbeat groove of "Bob Attends a Love-In," but things really get interesting when "Bob Takes a Bad Trip" and "Bob Discovers Scientology," where the band embodies modern swing, free jazz, and other modes with fervent interaction and developed solos. The sound is vibrant as each instrument is acutely pronounced with spots like searing drum rolls, deep bass lines, and tight melody arrangements. This is clearly noticeable on "Bob Meets a Beautiful Girl"; the ballad exudes a quiet solitude where tempo and spacing is clearly punctuated. The remaining compositions carry this same level of high quality and detailed musicianship in a recording that is easily accessible, appealing, and well performed.
Track Listing: 1. Bob Attends a Love-In; 2. Bob Takes a Bad Trip; 3. Bob Discovers Scientology; 4. Bob Buys a Pet Rock; 5. Bob Meets a Beautiful Girl; 6. Bob Joins a Garage Band; 7. Bob Encounters a Moment of Truth; 8. Bob Enters The Land of Lum.
Personnel: Andrew Cheshire--guitar; Lance Koonah--tenor; Jessie Green--piano; Joe Michaels--bass; Adam Stranburg--drums.
Record Label: Joule Records
Style: Modern Jazz