Lundbom, Jon & Big Five Chord / Accomplish Jazz
Album: Accomplish Jazz   Collection:Jazz
Artist:Lundbom, Jon & Big Five Chord   Added:Dec 2009
Label:Hot Cup  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-02-14 Pull Date: 2010-04-18 Charts: Jazz
Week Ending: Apr 18 Mar 28 Feb 28
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Recent Airplay
1. Apr 15, 2010: Memory Select
3. Feb 26, 2010: Memory Select, early edition
2. Mar 26, 2010: Memory Select, late edition
Baluba, Baluba

Album Review
Reviewed 2010-02-14
Hot Cup, 2009

MODERN/AVANT JAZZ – Gloriously lumpy music that draws from bop-based traditions and reflects avant-garde freedom but doesn’t quite fit in either camp. Lundbom’s clipped guitar tone and Jon Irabagon’s eclectic alto sax acrobatics star, but the whole band rocks. My only beef is that the tunes themselves could be tighter: some sections (like Irabagon’s solo on #2) have great ideas but go on way too long.

Jon Lundbom - guitar
Jon Irabagon - alto saxophone
Bryan Murray - tenor saxophone
Mathew "Moppa" Elliott - bass
Danny Fischer - dtums

* * * 1/2 | Fo’s Picks: 1, 3, 5

1. 9:49 – drunken shuffle: guitar staggers, then whips noodly stream into a froth; sax spins out like a radical electron, barely holding its axis

2. 12:03 – calm march, slumps casually; very long self-dialogue by sax, then relaxed guitar muses melodically over slow bass tones

3. 6:59 – relaxed country-gospel: tenor sax stutters, bass follows tangents

4. 9:57 – solo guitar scraps blow in the breeze; drums add choppy aggression; switches to a sashay midway thru; tenor sax murmurs, exclaims

5. 9:06 – guitar strides over chewy funk groove; alto sax gets down, runs along side streets; tenor/guitar dialogue melts into a gooey mass

[ Fo ] 02/14/10

Track Listing
1. Truncheon   3. The Christian Life
2. Phoenetics   4. Tick-Dog
  5. Baluba, Baluba