All That

All That

by In Cahoots

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Overview

The British have a long history of putting the conventions of jazz-rock fusion to better use than their American counterparts do, and guitarist/composer Phil Miller is a case in point. Leading a sextet he calls In Cahoots, Miller offers a solid set of muscular, no-nonsense modern jazz that delivers plenty of intellectual interest without ever descending into navel-gazing solo wankery and without ever sacrificing its powerful groove. True, much of this stuff is most definitely music for musicians -- check out the long, complex "Black Cat," for example (taking note of Pete Lemer's sparkling keyboard work and Fred Baker's huge fretless bass tone), or the rhythmically and melodically sideways "Sleight of Hand." But toward the end of the program Miller and company suddenly become much more friendly and accessible, with the absolutely lovely and surprisingly straight-ahead Latin jazz of "Upside" (composed by Baker) and a gorgeous ballad by Miller entitled "Out There." Great stuff.

Product Details

Release Date: 09/16/2003
Label: Cuneiform
UPC: 0045775018126
catalogNumber: 750181
Rank: 104007

Album Credits

Performance Credits

In Cahoots   Primary Artist
Elton Dean   Saxophone,Alto Saxophone,C-Melody Saxophone,Group Member
Pete Lemer   Keyboards,Group Member
Phil Miller   Guitar,Synthesizer Guitar
Jim Dvorak   Trumpet,Group Member
Mark Fletcher   Drums,Group Member
Fred Baker   Bass Guitar,Group Member

Technical Credits

Nomeansno   Composer
Pete Lemer   Composer
Phil Miller   Composer,Producer,Engineer,Liner Notes
Herm   Cover Design
Benji Lefevre   Producer,Engineer
Fred Baker   Composer

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