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Sam Trapchak: Land Grab

Read "Land Grab" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Sam Trapchak's debut as a leader, Lollipopocalypse (Raw Toast Records, 2011) highlighted a double-bassist with formidable abilities and forward thinking music performed by an exceptional crew of like-minded musicians. Land Grab furthers his exploits of jazz off-the-beaten-path. This time around, the music delves into freer and more adventurous designs with plenty of room for the band to explore Trapchak's left-of-center arrangements. Tom Chang's gnarly electric guitar brings that jazz/rock edge whereas saxophonist Greg Ward's fluid alto brings ...

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Sam Trapchak's Put Together Funny: Lollipopocalypse

Read "Lollipopocalypse" reviewed by Mark F. Turner


Bassist Sam Trapchak's debut, Lollipopocalypse, is inspired by a character who experiences some very unsavory candy in the Toni Morrison novel Song of Solomon. But Trapchak and his curiously named group, Put Together Funny, dish out some palatable music with a release that is equally accessible and stimulating. Replete with infectious melodies, risk-taking compositions, and cohesive variety, the seven compositions are delivered by Trapchak's potent band members Trapchak's lists Dave Holland as one of his influences in ...


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