Wednesday, April 30, 2008

These Guys Play Like Nobody's Business

A couple of nights ago, my friend Colin, the drummer for my quartet and sextet (which, by the way, will soon become un-dormant again), turned me onto another band that he's in, and I can't stop listening to them again and again.

The band is called Nobody's Business, and it's a very fresh and creative modern jazz band. Picture Chris Potter's Underground (whom they cite as an influence), but with a trumpet instead of a saxophone. This means that the rhythm section has both guitar and Fender Rhodes, but no bass. Add the fact that the trumpeter in question is Evan Weiss, the great soloist/composer from the current edition of the One O'Clock Lab Band, and you've got something special here.

Four of their tunes are available for listening at their website; one tune will launch automatically, and the other three can be accessed by clicking the "music" link at the top of the page. That initial tune, "Rainbow Puzzle," has been in my head for days now.

They've already done their CD releases in Denton, but there's no order information on the site yet; I'll pass the word along when it becomes available. In the meantime, you owe it to yourself to check these guys out.

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