Hoaxer / Crash Test
Album: Crash Test   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Hoaxer   Added:Oct 2017
Label:Illicit Productions  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2017-10-22 Pull Date: 2017-12-24 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Dec 10 Nov 12 Nov 5 Oct 29
Airplays: 1 2 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Dec 09, 2017: Old Fart at Play
Here Somehow
4. Nov 02, 2017: No Cover, No Fo
Fake News
2. Nov 09, 2017: No Cover, No Minimum
Here Somehow
5. Oct 27, 2017: Magic Mix
San Juan Island County Fair
3. Nov 06, 2017: National Treasure

Album Review
Tom McCarter
Reviewed 2017-10-19
Reviewed: 2017-10-19
Genre: Jazz
FCCs: none
Review: four young lions from Minnesota prove you don't have to go to New York to play stellar creative jazz.
Track Review (favorites denoted by *):
1/ Menthol Buddha Menthol (4:15) - bass/drums start> midtempo jam swings uptempo & wild> swinging piano solo> short jam mellows to end
*2/ Octagon (4:00) - drums/ sax starts> off-kilter midtempo jam swings into wild uptempo jam> cooking piano solo> midtempo jam> quick stop
*3/ Here Somehow (7:22) - bass/piano duet builds to midtempo jam> sax solo slows then swings into wild uptempo jam & mellows again> piano solo swings into fast tempo jam> swings uptempo & down> quick fade
4/ San Juan Island County Fair (5:50) - piano starts> slow tempo dreamy jam> swells to a crescendo end
5/ Post Impressionism At Work (6:24) - bass starts> midtempo jam> piano solo swings uptempo then drops tp midtempo> sax solo soars then slows> crescendo end & fade
*6/ It Is 5:11 (8:51) - bass/cymbals/piano starts> slow tempo jam> piano solo> off-kilter midtempo jam slows to beautiful melody> plaintive sax solo> slow jam> midtempo cacophony> crescendo end
*7/ Fake News (4:45) - sax starts> mellow midtempo jam> bass solo> piano solo> midtempo jam swings uptempo> quick stop
8/ Now It Can Be Told (5:49) - drums start> slow jam accentuated by slow beats like a dirge> fade & stop on a beat
9/ Reprise of Menthol Buddha Menthol (1:19) - surf drums start> midtempo jam with quavering sax swings uptempo & stops & a few notes

Track Listing
1. Menthol Buddha Menthol   5. Post Impressionism At Work
2. Octagon   6. It Is 5:11
3. Here Somehow   7. Fake News
4. San Juan Island County Fair   8. Now It Can Be Told
  9. Reprise Of Menthol Buddha Menthol