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Spin Cycle co-leaders Scott Neumann and Tom Christensen had some doubts about including the punk rock-like composition, “Smart Aleck,” on the self-titled debut album of their New York-based quartet. They were concerned that with its bellicose guitar opening and other aggressive effects, the song stood out too much. But when you’ve got brilliant band members like Pete McCann on guitar and Phil Palombi on bass, why not go for broke, stylistically? And when you want to avoid being tagged as yet another self-possessed mainstream jazz unit, why not emphasize your exceptional range? Drummer Neumann and tenor saxophonist Christensen, who have known and played with each other for many years but never co-led a band before, ended up putting “Smart Aleck” in the middle of Spin Cycle, a great place to highlight their flexibility and reach—and their capacity for surprise

Album

Assorted Colors

Label: Sound Footing
Released: 2018
Track listing: Break Tune, Two Pan Man, Possum Dark, It's Alright with Me, Third Floor, Etosha, Roots, Affirmation, To the Puente, Mist, Fit Bit

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News: Recording

Spin Cycle Further Refines Its Adventuresome Sound On Sophomore Album "Assorted Colors," Set For Release April 6 On Sound Footing Records

Spin Cycle Further Refines Its Adventuresome Sound On Sophomore Album "Assorted Colors," Set For Release April 6 On Sound Footing Records

One of the freshest sounding bands to emerge on the jazz scene in this or any decade, Spin Cycle follows up its critically acclaimed eponymous debut from 2016 with the release on April 6 of Assorted Colors (Sound Footing Records). The new recording, coming after two years of intensive touring that further refined their distinctive take ...

Album

Spin Cycle

Label: Sound Footing Records
Released: 2016
Track listing: Rainbow Shoelaces; Spin Cycle; The Groove; Funky Sea; Drift; Smart Aleck; Trust; Nevermind; Crystalline; Hamsters, Hamsters.

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Article: Album Review

Scott Neumann/Tom Christensen: Spin Cycle

Read "Spin Cycle" reviewed by Mark Corroto


The new ensemble led by Scott Neumann and Tom Christensen is called Spin Cycle. It could, maybe should, have been dubbed The Chameleonic Quartet. Along with the virtuosic sidemen, guitarist Pete McCann and bassist Phil Palombi, the ten tracks spin-off varying styles and musical modes, from blues to ballads, punk to funk. Such catholic ...

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News: Recording

Spin Cycle, Co-Led By Drummer Scott Neumann & Saxophonist Tom Christensen, Releases Self-Titled Debut CD on May 6

Spin Cycle, Co-Led By Drummer Scott Neumann & Saxophonist Tom Christensen, Releases Self-Titled Debut CD on May 6

With its strong melodies, tight rhythms, intriguing textures, and sophisticated interplay, Spin Cycle has got everything covered. What makes the band special is how everything fits together—or, by intention, doesn’t. For listeners and band members alike, every tune is an adventure. Spin Cycle is the new quartet co-led by drummer Scott Neumann and tenor saxophonist Tom ...

Album

Spin Cycle

Label: earspasm music
Released: 2010


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