Bobby Streng Saxemble: Streng Theory

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Streng Theory

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Bobby Streng Saxemble

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Live at the Firefly

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Musicians:

Bobby Streng (baritone sax),

Mark Kieme (soprano & alto saxes), Pat Seymour (alto sax), Michael Hiemstra, Dan Puccio (tenor saxes), Jonathan Ovalle (keyboards), Matt Henninger (bass), Nick Adams (drums)

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Composed by Bobby Streng

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Recorded: live at the Firefly Club, Ann Arbor, MI, January 13, 2007

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Rating: 91/100 (learn more)

"Streng Theory," essentially an exuberant blues brought to life by Bobby Streng's high-powered group, takes one liberty with the "rules" governing more traditional horn bands: it uses dissonance. Yes, amidst the swaggering bounce, swing and staccato blasts (think Tower of Power), short interjections of horns behaving badly put what Frank Zappa liked to call "the eyebrows" on the music. The added bit of tension and humor ratchets up the fun by several notches.

Warning: May cause inappropriate dancing on living room furniture.

Reviewer: Mark Saleski

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  • 1 KP // Aug 28, 2008 at 05:13 PM
    Great band, the horns rock.. it even made this white boy dance