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Zony Mash

Zony Mash made its debut in late 1995 as the unofficial house band at the OK Hotel in Seattle, where the guys honed their chops with months of weekly gigs. In Zony Mash you'll hear a wide variety of influences, including sixties-style psychedelic rock, the blues and definitely some sounds that could only be described as being from outer space. All of this was amalgamated into something completely original. Although named after a tune by The Meters, Zony Mash was nevertheless not a Meters tribute band. Although Zony Mash drew heavy inspiration from the past, they never succumbed to derivative nostalgia

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Article: Radio & Podcasts

Jazz Hybrids by Brad Mehldau, Frank Zappa and Others

Read "Jazz Hybrids by Brad Mehldau, Frank Zappa and Others" reviewed by Jerome Wilson


This program looks at jazz mixed with rock in various ways, whether it's called jazz-rock, fusion, prog rock, jazz-funk, trip-hop or something else. The artists heard on the show include Brad Mehldau, Donald Fagen, Frank Zappa, Joe Zawinul and the Keef Hartley Band. Playlist Henry Threadgill Sextett “I Can't Wait Till I Get Home" ...

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Article: Album Review

Dylan Ryan / Sand: Circa

Read "Circa" reviewed by Troy Collins


Sand is the latest project from forward-thinking drummer Dylan Ryan, leader and principal composer of Herculaneum, a progressive ensemble that skillfully negotiates the tenuous divide between avant-garde jazz and instrumental post-rock. This smaller lineup (featuring guitarist Timothy Young and bassist Devin Hoff) evinces a similar aesthetic, exploring the harmonic, melodic and rhythmic intricacies of creative improvised ...

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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 ...

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Farewell Shows

Label: Kufala Recordings
Released: 2004
Track listing: Disc One: FYI, Diggin Bones, Easy, Rotholz Caberet, Let's Get Mashed, Smiles, Inference, The Last Song, Upper Egypt, I'm Sorry, Sex Fiend
Disc Two: Meet The Zony Mash, Slide By, Rip Off, Capricious Midnight, Triggerfingers, Prudence RSVP, Brand Spankin New, Spice Rack

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Farewell Shows - Seattle, WA

Label: Knitting Factory Works
Released: 2004

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Article: Album Review

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 ...

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Live In Seattle

Label: Knitting Factory Works
Released: 2002

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Upper Egypt

Label: Knitting Factory Works
Released: 2000

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Brand Spankin' New

Label: Knitting Factory Works
Released: 1998


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