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Frank Macchia: Saxolollapalooza

Read "Saxolollapalooza" reviewed by Jack Bowers

As John Cleese used to say on the Monty Python television series, “And now for something completely different." Of course, one can usually expect something completely different from free-thinking Frank Macchia, and this CD is no exception to the rule. Once upon a time, Macchia writes, he bought a bass saxophone and came up with the ...

Saxolollapalooza

Label: Cacophony
Released: 2008
Track listing: Air Mail Special; Down by the Riverside; My One and Only Love; Working Day and Night; Java; Caravan; Shortening Bread; Bluesalicious!; Creole Love Song; Work Song; Swing Low, Sweet Chariot; That's A-Plenty.

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Frank Macchia: Saxolollapalooza

Read "Saxolollapalooza" reviewed by Jeff Dayton-Johnson

Way in the background on some classic big band recordings, there is a high-pitched aural glow, a sustained, ethereal, almost liturgical hum coming from somewhere in the reeds section. Duke Ellington's “There Shall Be No Night," from the great Blanton/Webster Band box set (Bluebird, 1990), has it. Partly it's the recording technology of the time, sufficiently ...

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