Support All About Jazz

All About Jazz needs your help and we have a deal. Pay $20 and we'll hide those six pesky Google ads that appear on every page, plus this box and the slideout box on the right for a full year! You'll also fund website expansion.


I want to help
184

Metalwood: The Recline

By

Sign in to view read count Views
Metalwood: The Recline Formed in 1996, this electric jazz quartet Metalwood from Canada is joined by contemporary jazz, fusion and sometimes bop guitarist, John Scofield (on four cuts), for their fifth release and first for Telarc. Working from an agenda of free for all original material by Brad Turner and Chris Tarry, the group presents a listenable balance between a variety of jazz genre, fusion, funk, contemporary and outright swing (!). On cuts like "The Hipster", Turner's upbeat trumpet rides on top of a funky set of keyboards and fretless bass. Matters turn more contemporary and jagged with "New Pants" with guest DJ Logic's scraping turntables. Turner's trumpet recalls Miles Davis' love affair with jazz rock and funky Afro-American funky rhythms. Scofield is listed as present on this track, but it's hard to sort him out from the rest of the blustery goings on. Stretching themselves even further, "U. B. the Monster" leans more toward modern creative jazz with Mike Murley taking up the soprano sax over Morse Code like messages from the keyboards. There's some fine ensemble playing on this track. This 55 minute album will appeal to those who prefer a full and varied smorgasbord of musical recipes. They are all here under the broad heading of jazz rock - - on some cuts more rock than jazz, on others vice versa. Visit this electric, eclectic group's Internet home at www.metalwood.com .


Track Listing: Strollin'; Steeplejack; Bumpus; Mr. Mike; U. B. the Monster (Intro); U. B. the Monster; Lemming; New Pants; The Hipster; Pressure

Personnel: Brad Turner - Trumpet/Keyboards; Mike Murley - Saxes; Chris Tarry - Fretless Bass; Ian Froman - Drums; John Scofield - Guitar; Mino Cinelu - Percussion; DJ Logic - Turntables

Year Released: 2002 | Record Label: Telarc Records | Style: Fusion/Progressive Rock


Shop For Jazz

CD/LP/Track Review
Read more articles
The Recline
The Recline
Telarc Records
2002
buy
[no cover]
The Recline

2001
buy
[no cover]
3

2000
buy
[no cover]
Metalwood
Maximum Music Group
1997
buy
Miles Davis Miles Davis
trumpet
Jaco Pastorius Jaco Pastorius
bass, electric
Weather Report Weather Report
band/orchestra
Alphonse Mouzon Alphonse Mouzon
multi-instrumentalist
Bela Fleck Bela Fleck
banjo
Dave Weckl Dave Weckl
drums
Gary Willis Gary Willis
bass, electric

More Articles

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Join the staff. Writers Wanted!

Develop a column, write album reviews, cover live shows, or conduct interviews.