|Description:|Tuba Skinny - 2019 - Some Kind-A-Shake [WEB FLAC]
Artist: Tuba Skinny
Title: Some Kind-A-Shake
Format: WEB, 14 x files (digital download), FLAC, Album
Producer: Tuba Skinny
Release Date: April 12, 2019 (Recorded November 2, 2019)
Recorded: April, 2018 at The Living Room Studio, New Orleans LA.
Label: Not On Label (Tuba Skinny Self-released)
Bar Code: None
Genre: Jazz, Dixieland, New Orleans Jazz, Ragtime, Swing, Blues
Tuba Skinny is a traditional jazz street band based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The band's instrumentation includes cornet, clarinet, trombone, tuba, tenor banjo, guitar, frottoir, and vocals. The ensemble draws its inspiration from the early jazz, ragtime, and blues music of the 1920s and 1930s. The group began as an itinerant busking band and has performed around the world, including at music festivals in Mexico, Sweden, Australia, Italy, France, Switzerland, and Spain.
For over a decade, Tuba Skinny "has grown steadily in popularity, releasing ten albums, frequently touring, and attracting high-profile fans from R. Crumb to Amanda Palmer and Neil Gaiman. They've garnered fans from all over the world—young and old, neophytes and niche-enthusiasts." Their albums have garnered multiple awards, and they have been hailed by Offbeat magazine, The Syncopated Times, and other publications as one of the best traditional early jazz bands performing today.
Review by Pops Coffee, April 14, 2019:
Tuba Skinny’s latest CD entitled Some Kind-a-Shake, contains 14 tracks and is remarkable for four reasons.
First, it was recorded at The Living Room Studio in New Orleans. This is a former church, a spacious wooden building, now equipped with a huge range of technical equipment and offering excellent acoustics. So the CD is possibly the most professional-sounding of all Tuba Skinny’s recordings.
Second, the band on this occasion comprised ten players, including two reeds. The result is an unusually full-bodied sound.
Third, to an even greater degree than before, most of the tunes are highly orchestrated with slick, ingenious arrangements. Little is left to chance.
Finally, two of the tunes were composed by participating musicians. The title track, ‘Some Kind-a-Shake’, written by Shaye Cohn in 2018, is a riffy number with well-drilled backing and rhythmic effects, a 16-bar fluent ‘verse’ interlude, and an amusing link and coda in which various instruments play one at a time in an eight-note arpeggio! Ewan Bleach’s ‘Berlin Rag’, composed in 2016, is craftily scored, with an intriguing structure that seems to dance teasingly around the key of D minor.
There is superb, neat, complementary playing and soloing throughout by Barnabus, Robin and Todd, and by the strings – with quite a few finger-picking solos.
In total, then, this a well produced CD, with a wide range of contrasting tunes demonstrating the dazzling standard the band has reached ten years after its formation.
01 - Some Kind-a-Shake - 3:41
02 - Echo in the Dark - 3:45
03 - Deep Minor Rhythm Stomp - 3:26
04 - Too Late - 4:12
05 - Berlin Rag - 3:13
06 - Squeeze Me - 3:17
07 - Ballin’ the Jack - 3:26
08 - Saturday Night Function - 3:46
09 - I’m Going Back Home - 3:41
10 - Jubilee Stomp - 3:38
11 - Stealing Love - 3:14
12 - You Gonna Quit Me - 3:53
13 - Thriller Rag - 3:46
14 - Wee Midnight Hours - 4:22
Jason Lawrence – 6-string banjo
Greg Sherman – guitar, vocals
Max Bien-Kahn – resonator guitar
Todd Burdick – sousaphone
Robin Rapuzzi – percussion
Erika Lewis – vocals
Barnabus Jones – trombone
Shaye Cohn – cornet
Craig Flory – clarinet, baritone sax, alto sax
Ewan Bleach – alto sax
Format : FLAC
Format/Info : Free Lossless Audio Codec
Duration : 3 min 40 s
Bit rate mode : Variable
Bit rate : 450 kb/s
Channel(s) : 2 channels
Channel layout : L R
Sampling rate : 44.1 kHz
Bit depth : 16 bits
Compression mode : Lossless
Stream size : 11.8 MiB (97%)
Writing library : libFLAC 1.3.0 (UTC 2013-05-26)
Language : English
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