Saturday, June 18, 2011
Jaga Jazzist - One Armed Bandit (2010)
A Norwegian jazz ensemble that has a clear passion for electro-jazz kings Tortoise. They even have a small obsession with the vibraphone like Tortoise does! This of course can be excused instantly as the vibraphone is awesome. But thats really only a launching point for this adventurous young band who have been honing their craft over several releases. Their latest (and best in my opinion) has some very real proggy proggings . They of course have always flirted with such progressive trappings on previous releases but here the flag is waving high and proud. I enjoy the upbeat nature of the songs with different instruments being used almost at random. For those of you that are not super into Jazz well I'd even say that this is for you also as it could be considered post rock as well.
One Armed Bandit (2010)