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A couple of guys on the neo-jazz scene who have been building massive followings have finally put out an album with Best Reason to Buy the Sun. It's a Wall of Sound approach, with organ, bass, drums, and samples pounding out simultaneously. At times slick and funky, at times domineering and forceful, the album moves around the duo's influences, foremost of which would appear to be the city of New York. The sound is busy, frenetic. Program music displays the life of the city, the movement through crowded streets, subway window etchings. The components of the pieces are relatively simple in general: basic basslines, repeating hooks. The fusion of the components, though, is...
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All Music Guide - Adam Greenberg
A couple of guys on the neo-jazz scene who have been building massive followings have finally put out an album with Best Reason to Buy the Sun. It's a Wall of Sound approach, with organ, bass, drums, and samples pounding out simultaneously. At times slick and funky, at times domineering and forceful, the album moves around the duo's influences, foremost of which would appear to be the city of New York. The sound is busy, frenetic. Program music displays the life of the city, the movement through crowded streets, subway window etchings. The components of the pieces are relatively simple in general: basic basslines, repeating hooks. The fusion of the components, though, is where the magic happens, with grandiose organ buildups and wild saxophone cameos. This most certainly isn't your father's jazz, but they've certainly listened to your father's jazz, and digested it before ceremoniously thrashing the old records.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/13/2008
  • Label: Rykodisc Uk
  • UPC: 014431605420
  • Catalog Number: 6054

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Becky (4:35)
  2. 2 Welcome Red - Marco Benevento (5:20)
  3. 3 Sunny's Song - Marco Benevento (4:18)
  4. 4 Vortex - Marco Benevento (5:01)
  5. 5 9X9 - Marco Benevento (6:05)
  6. 6 Scratchitti - Marco Benevento (5:34)
  7. 7 The Three Question Marks - Marco Benevento (7:28)
  8. 8 Bronko's Blues - Marco Benevento (6:20)
  9. 9 My Pet Goat - Marco Benevento (15:09)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Benevento/Russo Duo Primary Artist
Joe Russo Drums
Marco Benevento Organ
Technical Credits
Danny Blume Engineer
John Paterno Engineer
Thomas Schmid Illustrations
Joey Waronker Producer, Audio Production
Adrian Cunningham Art Direction, Illustrations
Marc Allan Executive Producer, Management
Joe Russo Composer, Producer
Stephen Marsh Mastering
Marco Benevento Composer, Producer
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