Barnacled: Losing Weight Through Prayer

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Losing Weight Through Prayer

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Barnacled

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Charles (ESP 4049)

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Musicians:

Frank Difficult (electronics, keyboards),

Ann Schattle (horn in F), Erica Schattle (bassoon), Jason McGill (alto sax, percussion, shortwave radio), Michael Jeffries (bass, baritone sax, modified Speak & Spell), Alec K. Redfearn (accordion), Matt McLaren (percussion)

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Composed by Lindlism

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Recorded: Providence, RI

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Rating: 90/100 (learn more)

With instruments listed such as a shortwave radio and modified Speak & Spell, you're not exactly expecting Kenny G. Thankfully, there are no hideous surprises on that front. Instead, your ears will be forcefully opened by the rhythm section's driving lurch over which the horns and accordion fight for attention. A center section introduces the baritone sax as things devolve (or evolve, depending on your mood) into an Evan Parker spin cycle. A bit later, the bass groove rematerializes, setting up a blistering sax solo that serves as lead-in for an energized restatement of the head. Terrific stuff, though probably not for the Kenny G set.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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