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Zony Mash: Farewell Shows

Read "Farewell Shows" reviewed by John Kelman

Quirky like Medeski, Martin & Wood but more overtly groove-centric, keyboardist Wayne Horvitz's Zony Mash has always been the intelligent alternative to the often-meandering jam band mentality. Horvitz's idiosyncratic compositions provide a framework for the rest of the group--drummer Andy Roth, bassist Keith Lowe and guitarist Tim Young--but Zony Mash has developed a collective sound since its formation in '97. Revolving around improvisation, it's equally informed by funk groups like The Meters, blues-based bands including The Allman Brothers and, to ...

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Zony Mash: Farewell Shows

Read "Farewell Shows" reviewed by Dennis Cook

The Hammond B3 organ and the Rhodes electric piano must possess a sorcerer's charm. Keyboardists in every genre, especially in jazz, have fallen under the sway of these instruments since their emergence in the '60s, often to point of distraction. Downtown NYC veteran Wayne Horvitz is no exception, and his Seattle based Zony Mash mixed up classic boogaloo with smatterings of prog, stomp rock and Charles Earland funk grinders. These shows, recorded on December 12, 2003 in their hometown, represent ...


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