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Representing one of a few welcome musical surprises for 2001, the Austin, Texas-based “BlueNoiseBand,” conveys a distinctive identity throughout, as this outfit bridges the gap between, power-rock, free jazz, klezmer and more. With the opener “Austria,” the quartet renders a 2-step waltz motif, followed by an audacious mid-tempo swing groove, featuring saxophonist David Lobel’s wily, multi-tracked free-jazz style motifs, and the band’s crashing cadenzas. Highlights continue on “v 2.5” where, Tom Benton’s booming bass lines and drummer Jeremy Bruch’s solid rock beats, set the stage for an ensuing “King Crimson”-like prog rock escapade, brimming with odd-metered time signatures, and a climactically driven solo by electric guitarist, Adrian Quesada.
The musicians’ sustain interest throughout, whether pursuing rumbling ostinato bass and drums rhythmic movements, deviously delectable power rock type fare or when exhibiting their Texas roots thanks to Quesada’s lovely pedal steel work on the C&W tinged, “For Willard.” Overall, this outfit exudes gobs of power and energy amid a potpourri of highly energized and thoroughly stylized pieces that offer the listener an opportunity to hear a homogenous brew, consisting of exhilarating soloing, and well-rehearsed arrangements. Therefore, we sincerely hope that this ensemble’s efforts will not go unnoticed! Recommended.
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop
I love jazz because with it I found my true voice. I have always sung since I was a very small child in school and church. And there have been many genre that I have enjoyed including spiritual, folk, country, latin, soca and pop. But nothing has touched my artistic sensiblities like JAZZ! Two years ago I moved to Sarasota, FL where I renewed my focus on my singing career and I was so impressed with the quality, quantity and generousity of talented jazz musicains in the Suncoast area. I soon partnered with piano legend Billy Marcus and his trio with Don Mopsick and Stephen Bucholtz. What a blast working with these guys and having them back me up on my first jaz album, Here's To You... which was just released on October 1st. I can't wait to see where the coming year brings me! Check out syniacarrolljazz.com