Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey / Sameness Of Difference, The
Album: Sameness Of Difference, The   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey   Added:Jan 2006
Label:Hyena Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2006-02-05 Pull Date: 2006-04-09 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Apr 2 Mar 26 Mar 12 Feb 19 Feb 12
Airplays: 1 1 1 3 3

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 25, 2022: Rebop
Halliburton Breakdown
4. Nov 27, 2015: Rebop
Happiness Is A Warm Gun, Wonderful, Halliburton Breakdown
2. Jul 15, 2016: Rebop
The Maestro, Isabel
5. Sep 19, 2014: Rebop
Fables Of Faubus
3. May 27, 2016: Rebop
6. Nov 27, 2008: Sunshine ... on a Turkey Afternoon
Have You Ever Been To Electric Ladyland

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2006-02-03
This is again “acoustic” JFJO, like on their CD “Walking with Giants," meaning Brian Haas sticks to piano (Reed Mathis adds guitar-like sounds via bass, so it’s not 100% acoustic.) Often a big, loud sound. Combine that with the heavy melodies of the covers (Bjork, Hendrix, Neil Young, etc.) and this frequently sounds like movie soundtrack music, with a larger-than-life cinematic feel.

Certainly not your traditional jazz piano trio. Heavy-handed piano and drums show the rock/”jam band” aesthetic is still solidly there; it’s unsubtle and almost sounds like they’re competing with The Bad Plus (or is it the other way around?)

1- Slowish, grand. Beginning-of-the-film drama.
2- Breezy and dramatic. Midtempo.
3- Tumbling rough stomp, with steel-guitar-sounding licks. Bjork cover.
4- Hard-stepping jazz vamp; lounge music in steel-tipped boots
5- Playful
6- Sneaky little cabaret step. Fun.
7- Kinda pretty in an aggressive, thumping way. Very melodic. Flaming Lips cover.
8- Neil Young cover. Big and loud; soaring melody.
9- Brubeck song, warm and rather faithful reading
10- Nutty piano dribblings, touches of circus feel? Then lots of phases of fairly straight jazz.
11- Really fast lines, straight jazz w/cool dissonance. Dig the bass and drums solos.
12- Brian Wilson tune, slow, gentle, warm.
13- Beatles cover. Slow start into brisk piano. Happy ending.

Track Listing
1. Have You Ever Been To Electric Ladyland   7. The Spark That Bled
2. Slow Breath, Silent Mind   8. Don't Let It Bring You Down
3. Isabel   9. In Your Own Sweet Way
4. The Maestro   10. Davey's Purple Powerline
5. Santiago   11. Halliburton Breakdown
6. Fables Of Faubus   12. Wonderful
  13. Happiness Is A Warm Gun