Tuesday, November 29, 2005

Shake it

This is my recipe for Sex Mob's "Sex Mob Does Bond," a cool CD my friend Carl Abernathy gave me: Mix a larger group concept album, like Bob Belden's superlative "Black Dahlia," with some of Miles Davis' fusion experiments, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy and free-jazz period Pharoah Sanders screeching, honking and growling. Add a pinch of disco-reminiscent background vocals and spice liberally with electronic effects. Shaken, not stirred, of course.

Slide trumpeter Steven Bernstein adds organist John Medeski, and something called the Sex Mob Soul Choir, to his regular mob for the session, which is supposed to be the sound track for an imaginary James Bond movie, mostly created by repurposing music from actual Bond movies. Clever stuff.

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