Lost Art Cafe is brought to you by the Oddbar Trio (plus Trombone) - on the venerable West Coast based 9Winds" label. This tight little unit packs a mighty punch with tunes such as Cletus Ngugu" which touches on electric" Miles. Here, veteran trombonist John Rapson and trumpeter Brent Sandy show their proficient attributes while guitarist Steve Grismore throws a wrench in the works with some absurdly delightful and off-center guitar phrasing. This piece also boasts sinewy upfront funk bass work from Grismore who utilizes his 6-string guitar, a solid backbeat and a memorable hook. Oddbar has some fun with ...read more
I’m dying to tell you that I love this recording. But I’m a total failure. We know a recording artist fails when they cannot communicate their musical ideas to their audience. Sadly enough, a music reviewer fails when he/she cannot tell his/her reader why they either love or hate a recording. All I can say is I’ve played nothing but Oddbar Trio’s Lost Art Café for the past week while driving or showering, and to close friends while driving or showering with them. Maybe my loss comes because I’m not familiar with the prior work of most of the musicians. ...read more
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