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Expressway Sketches "Love Surf Music" CD


Expressway Sketches is a German quartet of jazz musicians who don't play surf music. As the title indicates, they love surf music but this cd doesn't prove that they can play it.

In the liner notes you read: "Among the most successful groups were The Ventures, Duane Eddy, Dick Dale, The Shadows and The Marketts".

Playing time is 44 minutes and 38 seconds for 14 songs.

You´ll hear free jazz improvisations in Acetone, Hype Out, Flambres (Abre La Puerta, Dreiteiler.)
One Eyed Jack could have been a good tune if there wasn't the keyboard destroying the tune. Schlurf is a jazzy instrumental, all the other tracks are "normal" instrumentals.

In the liner notes they put the question "Does it really make a difference whether you're improvising on a jazz standard or a Surf song?" I do think so.

IMHO a cd for crazy nuts like me who buy everything with a label "surf" on it or people who enjoy new sounds.

There are some tracks visible on YouTube. Please check it out. I recommend however to buy The Insect Surfers or The Mermen cds when you want to hear good sophisticated sounds of the future.

Ruediger

Track listing:

  1. And Then The Growl
  2. Low Rider
  3. Betty In The Bazza
  4. Acetone
  5. Rondo
  6. One Eyed Jack
  7. Schlurf
  8. Hype Out
  9. Shot!
  10. Flambres
  11. Shurly Wurly
  12. Wind Up
  13. Dreiteiler
  14. The Last Dance

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