Noonan, Sean/Brewed By Noon / Stories To Tell
Album: Stories To Tell   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Noonan, Sean/Brewed By Noon   Added:Jan 2007
Label:Songlines Recordings  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-02-11 Pull Date: 2007-04-15 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Apr 8 Mar 25 Mar 4 Feb 18
Airplays: 2 1 2 1

Recent Airplay
1. May 27, 2010: Memory Select
Massana Cisse
4. Mar 23, 2007: Memory Select
Esspi [Abdoulaye Diabate, vocals]
2. Apr 06, 2007: Memory Select
5. Mar 02, 2007: Memory Select
3. Apr 06, 2007: No Cover, No Minimum
Massana Cisse
6. Mar 02, 2007: No Cover, No Minimum

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-02-08
Fresh-sounding mashup of world, rock, reggae, prog/fusion, jazz ... Very "pop" flavor, most ears should find something likeable in here.

West African influence in the electric bass, more obviously in the "world" vocals (2,3,5). Maybe some touches of prog too, faintly. Free-jazz cred from Marc Ribot (guitar) and Mat Manieri (viola).

Lots of cool guests (mat maneri, Ribot) ... ...
1- Driving, funky. Afrobeat guitar lead, pleasantly melodic. Guitar, viola, drums solos.
2- Grand, flowing intro, into spare mid/fast African song. Serious feel.
3- Susan McKeown! Kinda tough and gloomy sound, dissonant. Sung in Celtic (?).
4- Fast, bubbly, an almost Afrobeat theme. w/crisp violin and fusion-y breaks
5- Tough African/world sound, lots of percussion, vocals
6- Slow, heavy. Kind of Neil Young-ish.
7- Carefree intro, into stern growly guitar
8- Pop reggae w/English vocals, slow, soulful in a mainstream way
9- Abrasive prog/Crimson guitar assault, whoa.
10- Spare, fast viola/guitar duet. Chamber feel.

Track Listing
1. Massana Cisse   6. No Strings Attached
2. Esspi   7. Ny
3. Noonbrews   8. Pineapple
4. Connection   9. Scabies
5. Urban Mbalax   10. Dr. Sleepytime