Happy Apple / Happy Apple Back On Top
Album: Happy Apple Back On Top   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Happy Apple   Added:Aug 2007
Label:Sunnyside Communications  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2007-11-11 Pull Date: 2008-01-13 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Jan 13 Dec 16 Nov 25 Nov 18
Airplays: 2 1 2 3

Recent Airplay
1. Aug 05, 2020: Some Songs Without Words
Hence The Turtleneck
4. Jan 10, 2008: Sunshine ... on a Rainy Afternoon
The New Bison
2. Jan 18, 2008: Memory Select
The New Bison
5. Dec 14, 2007: Memory Select
Lefse Los Cubanos
3. Jan 11, 2008: No Cover, No Minimum (sub)
Very Small Rock
6. Nov 20, 2007: radio randomulance
Very Small Rock, The New Bison

Album Review
Craig Matsumoto
Reviewed 2007-11-05
Upbeat, chirpy jazz: Pleasant jamming with a friendly sound that could sometimes pass for indie rock. The sax gets skronky in places, but overall it's very accessible. Frequently, songs build to a peak where the bass is loping along calmly while the drums and sax tear it up.

This trio comes from the same direction as The Bad Plus (same drummer), but less bombastic; these guys have been KZSU faves for several years now. Instrumental; FCC clean.

1- Multiphased: Kinda funky ... breezy "easy" jazz ... stern chunky attack ... snappy fast riffing
2- Steady beat. Tuneful "hit single" feel.
3- Nearly straight jazz, fast. Bebop with free jazz twists, joyously cluttered in spots.
4- Easygoing and spare, gets into some mid-ferocious riffing.
5- Light. Mostly easy and pleasant.
6- Happy little tune: gets into Calypso-style bass riffing while drums bash and sax buzzes
7- Placid, slow
8- Gentle mid/fast. Solo builds to high energy.
9- Heavyhanded midtempo stroll: Stiff beat under a calm melody that turns dark and ferocious later.
10- Languid, relaxed little jam. Gets blazing and thundering later.
11- Angular near-funky stepping. 2nd half calm, approaching ambiance

Track Listing
1. The New Bison   6. Lefse Los Cubanos
2. Very Small Rock   7. He's O.K.
3. 1996 A.D.   8. Brown Lights
4. Rise! Marc Anthony   9. Hence The Turtleneck
5. Calgon For Hetfield   10. Most Popular To Succeed
  11. Density In Dan's Fan City