Tuesday, June 10, 2014

CD Review: New Indie-Jazz From Jeppe Zeeberg And The Joe Baer Magnant


From Denmark comes the award winning pianist Jeppe Zeeberg with his latest album, "It's The Most Basic Thing You Can Do On A Boat." It was released back in May through Barefoot Records and it was his first album to be released under his own name. The new seven-song release starts out with the experimentation of "Excursions" as Jeppe looks to stretch his boundaries beyond the walls of classic jazz. Jeppe and his band lock into a groove led by his quick fingers running across the piano in "The Best Chinese Food Eat On Or Take Out." The "avaunt garde" feel of the title-song showcases another side to Jeppe's composing talents. To find out more about Jeppe Zeeberg and his latest release, please visit jeppezeeberg.com.



From San Francisco, CA comes the latest album from the Joe Baer Magnant Group entitled "Traces." This jazz band quartet combines elements of folk, rock and funk to modernize their sound. Their new eight-song album begins with "High Noon," which features the delicate guitar picking of Joe Baer amongst a classic jazz backdrop to give it a laid-back appeal. The up-tempo rhythm of "Armchair Train" and "Chocolate Stout" showcases their funkier side before giving in to their rock urges with a jazzy rendition of Tom Waits' "Swordfishtrombones." The album finishes with the smooth great classic jazz feel of "Scratchpost." To find out more about the Joe Baer Magnant Group, please visit joebaermagnant.com.

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