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Shack-Man
     

Shack-Man

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by Medeski, Martin & Wood
 
In SHACK-MAN, Medeski, Martin and Wood have delivered an album that is filled with prime, danceable cuts that also cast a discerning eye toward jazz. On tunes like "Bubblehouse," this bass, drums, and keyboard team tosses pungent solos around, yet never loses its distinctive rhythmic mesh. In "Henduck" the trio unites for a helter-skelter-like descent, reemerging on

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In SHACK-MAN, Medeski, Martin and Wood have delivered an album that is filled with prime, danceable cuts that also cast a discerning eye toward jazz. On tunes like "Bubblehouse," this bass, drums, and keyboard team tosses pungent solos around, yet never loses its distinctive rhythmic mesh. In "Henduck" the trio unites for a helter-skelter-like descent, reemerging on the other side thanks to alternate foraging solos. Live, the trio flows songs into one another effortlessly; here, the practice is repeated for maximum groove effect. As an exercise in promoting the idea of "new jazz," SHACK-MAN is good to go.

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All Music Guide - Leo Stanley
Medeski, Martin & Wood's Shack Man is the best example to date of the trio's cerebral fusion of soul-jazz, hip-hop, and post-punk worldbeat. Relying on a laid-back groove for most the album, the group just rolls along. Shack Man is the kind of album that will appeal most to soul-jazz beginners; for aficionados, the lack of grit in the groove makes it rather tedious.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/15/1996
Label:
Gramavision
UPC:
0798387951427
catalogNumber:
879514

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