Living Daylights: Electric Rosary
Throughout, the musicians employ jazz, rock, funk, samba and odd-metered beats yet also engage in some straight up swing on the aptly titled, “Repeatable Swing”. Ms. Lurie’s feathery yet altogether fluid lines often counterbalance Frisell’s vast arsenal as the band reworks melodies via tricky time signatures and crafty improvisational maneuvers.
Overall, the musicians maintain a charismatic presence throughout these nine upbeat compositions. Perhaps hip young bands such, as “Living Daylights” will inspire those unfamiliar with jazz, to develop a keener interest in an art form that could use a little more attention!
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Jessica Lurie; Saxophones, Flutes: Arne Livingston; Basses: Dale Fanning; Drums, Percussion. Special Guest: Bill Frisell; Electric Guitar.
Track listing: 1) Pike Or Pine 2) Electric Rosary 3) Mayakovsky
Record Label: Liquid City