:::Queen Of All Ears:::

Posted: Thursday, 2 April 2009 by jazzlover in Etykiety:

John Lurie's so-called "non-jazz" approach is in full flower on this fascinating record. The ever-growing (nine-piece at this point) band builds layers of rhythm and melody with unique effect throughout. On "The Birds Near Her House," a serpentine melodic line weaves through a steady rhythmic bed, building to a frenetic climax. "Scary Children" is a foreboding dirge that still manages to exude true humor. Perhaps that is the most significant aspect of this music: it has real character and life. It doesn't just groove -- it starts a conversation.
:::Review by Tim Sheridan:::

The Lounge Lizards - Queen Of All Ears (1998)

1. First and Royal Queen 3:59
2. Birds Near Her House 11:40
3. Scary Children 4:07
4. She Drove Me Mad 4:21
5. Queen of All Ears 5:25
6. Monsters over Bangkok 10:13
7. Three Crowns of Wood 4:01
8. John Zorn's S&M Circus 6:13
9. Yak 5:41
10. Queen Reprise 3:46

Artwork By [Cover Painting] - John Lurie
Bass - Erik Sanko
Cello - Jane Scarpantoni
Clarinet [Bass] - Michael Blake
Drums - Calvin Weston
Guitar - David Tronzo
Mastered By - UE Nastasi
Mixed By - Pat Dillett*
Organ - Evan Lurie
Percussion - Ben Perowsky
Piano - Evan Lurie
Producer - John Lurie , Pat Dillett*
Recorded By - James Farber
Saxophone [Alto] - John Lurie
Saxophone [Tenor] - John Lurie , Michael Blake
Trumpet - Steven Bernstein
Written-By - John Lurie

3 komentarze:

  1. Anonymous says:

    Superb. Many thanks.
    The Lounge Lizards were an exhilarating show. Saw them a few times here in Tokyo back in the late 80s. Seriously hot stuff. A shame about John Lurie's health problems, as this would be one "revival" band I'd really love to see again (together with Marc Ribot, of course).

    For more in that vein, albeit with a klezmer twist, check out Hasidic New Wave, notably "Psycho-Semitic" and "Kabalogy". All the best, Adamski

  1. jazzlover says:

    Thanks for your comment.
    I know that stuff I mentioned and soon it will be posted.