140

Hulabilly: Until She Comes Around

Jerry D'Souza By

Sign in to view read count
Hulabilly: Until She Comes Around Atmosphere can always enhance the perception of music. This particular record came off after a microwave dinner – my palate tantalized and stomach pleasured, sitting by a warm fireside as the snow fell gently outdoors.

Before continuing, it must be said that jazz has come to encompass a wide panorama of sound... and if some have their way, noise as well. This one snuggles under a warm blanket of pop as the band brings on music and words that harken back to the days when songs actually had a melody that one could hum, and lyrics that were easy enough to remember. The image came up in an instant with no need to try and interpret what the artist was trying to say.

As the name implies, Hulabilly intends to get the hula swaying with Hawaiian musicality and country twang moving the groove. At first you're envelooped in the swing, with the Hawaiian guitar sliding in on the booming bass, which makes “I Can See Forever” a happy, loping tune. The next one out, “Little Lady” comes in on the ukulele, a sorta campfire singalong with nice enough harmonies. A woozy trombone from J. Walter Hawkes distinguishes “I’ll Keep My Old Guitar,” otherwise another serving of pop candy. There are dollops more of the same stuff. Mind you there is nothing heavy and sweaty, it ain’t gonna wrack your brain or stimulate all those cells swirling in the grey matter, but you could find your stomach getting all icky from the treacle. Burp!

Visit Hulabilly on the web at www.hulabilly.com .


Track Listing: I Can See Forever (Whenever You

Personnel: Tom Landry

Year Released: 2003 | Record Label: Hulabilly | Style: Beyond Jazz


Shop

More Articles

Read The Sound of Surprise: Live at the Side Door CD/LP/Track Review The Sound of Surprise: Live at the Side Door
by Edward Blanco
Published: February 25, 2017
Read The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Rapture CD/LP/Track Review The Angel and the Brute Sing Songs of Rapture
by Karl Ackermann
Published: February 25, 2017
Read Coldest Second Yesterday CD/LP/Track Review Coldest Second Yesterday
by John Sharpe
Published: February 25, 2017
Read Chicago II CD/LP/Track Review Chicago II
by Doug Collette
Published: February 25, 2017
Read Follow Your Heart CD/LP/Track Review Follow Your Heart
by Mark Corroto
Published: February 25, 2017
Read Over the Rainbow CD/LP/Track Review Over the Rainbow
by Paul Rauch
Published: February 24, 2017
Read "Tipico" CD/LP/Track Review Tipico
by James Nadal
Published: January 12, 2017
Read "Friday Night in San Francisco" CD/LP/Track Review Friday Night in San Francisco
by Sacha O'Grady
Published: September 4, 2016
Read "Three Miles From Avalon" CD/LP/Track Review Three Miles From Avalon
by Doug Collette
Published: October 15, 2016
Read "Psichedelica" CD/LP/Track Review Psichedelica
by Dan McClenaghan
Published: April 23, 2016
Read "Being Playing" CD/LP/Track Review Being Playing
by Jakob Baekgaard
Published: April 24, 2016
Read "Burning Ghosts" CD/LP/Track Review Burning Ghosts
by Troy Collins
Published: July 21, 2016

Post a comment

comments powered by Disqus

Sponsor: ECM Records | BUY NOW  

Support our sponsor

Support All About Jazz's Future

We need your help and we have a deal. Contribute $20 and we'll hide the six Google ads that appear on every page for a full year!

Buy it!