CD Review: Jazz Folk - Jazz in the Stone Age
Don't let the Neanderthal pic in the CD cover fool you, Jazz in the Stone Age is a collection of wonderful versions of rock songs. Starting with Corinna, a blues by the great Taj Mahal. The organ give this piece that classic and cool 60's, 70's Rock/Blues sound.
A peaceful, folksy atmosphere is created by the music arangement of the second track, Joni Mitchell The song about about the midway. The album also includes three compositions by rock musician Beck. Nobody's fault but my own, Tropicalian Shadows, the jazzier piece on the album and Cold Brains, this last one with a more recognizable Beck like sound and style.
From Lou Reed and the legendary group Velvet Underground, the beautiful ballad, Pale Blue Eyesand the freer more rockin All Tomorrow's Parties with nice dissonances on the piano solo.
Al those Deadheads (Grateful Dead fans) I know are still out there, will love the folksy version of Jerry Garcia Lay me down.
Tracks: Corinna, That Song about the Midway, Nobody's Fault but my own, Tropicalian Shadows, Pale Blue Eyes, All tommorrow's parties, To lay me down, Cold Brains
Musicians: Peter Scherr (bass), Simon Barker (drums), Matt McMahon (piano)