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Twelve 20 Six

by Twelve 20 Six

Jazz. Americana & avant-garde compositional jazz. Featuring Tuba, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Acoustic Bass, Drums and Guitar
Genre: Jazz: Weird Jazz
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Comprised of six performers who are not very funny, twelve 20 six more successfully makes music that could be new to you or at least a friend of yours.

These concubines of sound, all born a few years after Steve Reich bought a razor blade and an XL-1, after Cannonball Adderley recorded "Mercy, Mercy, Mercy" before Paul Motian shaved his head, have taken advantage of the information technology of their youth and assimilated a broad range of approaches to music into a new pluralism that aims like hell to inspire your children's children.

This pluralism will admit that it reaches mostly into American traditions from the last century which have barely weaned themselves from Europe and Africa, but who's counting? The music pours out of a highly improvising mindset even though extensive arrangements have become a staple for this group.

The most rampant influences are from the harmony and concept fathered by Ives and Copland, the open improvising music of Ornette Coleman and Paul Bley, the highly composed sound of George Crumb and Tan Dun, the rock and roll, the hip-hop, the folk singers, the film scores- all of these things they grew up with.

You will hear stretches of possibly pretentious harmony, quirky and/or romantic melody, unlikely sounds from our environment and elsewhere, and, oddly enough, even a groove at times.



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Guy Peters

Bought it last and have played it a lot. Very creative, colorful. Accessible and adventurous. Good stuff. Too bad it's the only album I can find by this band

Very original. Bravo!

Jason Scott

yeah, hip
Keeps you on your feet. Great song direction.

CD Baby

Classy, creative, emotive and avant garde contemporary jazz compositions featuring Tuba, Tenor Sax, Trombone, Acoustic Bass, Drums and Guitar; what we like to call emazz. Not your standard jazz experience. Not intended to be.

George Bowles

One of my favorite albums
what a pleasant surprise when hearing this album in full. it has the making of a perfect album: variety of songs that don't all sound the same, great musicianship, and good production value. I just wish I could find another album by them, very highly recommended! just bought my second copy of it :D

Greg Russell


DeRon --

Real artists!
This is one of the most awesome progressive, avantgarde musical opus' that I've ever heard. The overall project is extremely experimental, but solid enough to keep the listeners intrigue. Bravo guys!