Brinsk: The Gun I Used To Have


The Gun I Used To Have




A Hamster Speaks (NOWT Records 001)

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Aryeh Kobrinsky (bass),

Jacob Wick (trumpet), Adam Dotson (euphonium), Evan Smith (tenor sax), Jazon Nazary (drums)


Composed by Aryeh Kobrinsky


Recorded: Montreal, Canada, October 26-27, 2007


Rating: 91/100 (learn more)

While not strictly a jazz tune (heck, not even really a tune at all!), Tom Waits's "What's He Building In There" is quite instructive here. The story concerns the neighborhood weirdo. You know the guy, the one who always seems to have a light burning in his garage late into the evening, bizarre sounds emanating from underneath the door. If our mysterious character was to have a few friends, all playing jazz-type instruments, this is what it would sound like. The moan of the euphonium, the acoustic bass squirting out plinky notes, the trumpet and saxophone letting loose with torturous bleats, the drums leaving subtle and reactive accents it's an orchestra from the underground. This is some fine room-clearing music, perfect for scaring kids at Halloween or annoying your Kenny G-loving neighbor next door.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski


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