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Henry Dreams of Tornadoes

by Acker Bros

Genre: Jazz: Contemporary Jazz
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1. Cherries Jubilee
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2. Sling Shot O'Toole
5:29 $0.99
3. Ding Dong School
4:58 $0.99
4. Eliane
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5. Insubordinate
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6. Hayseed Beebop
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7. Sphere
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8. The Girl in the Ivory Dress
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9. O Milagre Da Alice
5:07 $0.99
10. Cross Talk
4:50 $0.99
11. No One At Home
6:12 $0.99
12. Bottle Cap Day
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13. Hypnotic eye
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14. Generation XL
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Album Notes
“Not Acker Bilk, Acker BROTHERS, you nit-wit!”…was the voice message from my editor, after I had just submitted what I considered to be a superior piece of journalism. I cringed…Not that Fuzak outfit out of Boston!..I sighed, and set myself to the task. After all, one must put food on the table mustn’t one? In fact, I had covered and critiqued the brothers in a former life at the (Jazz) Examiner, where my work was under-appreciated, and it was agreed that I was free to explore other opportunities.

To the point: Yet again, the ever-indefinable Acker Brothers—masters of the marginal—have assembled a collection of utterly unrelated musical nuggets. The opening cut (Cherries Jubilee) will have you waxing nostalgic for the days of slippery backbones and purple polka-dot punch-bugs. The remainder of this angular musical sojourn will have you bouncing like a pinball through brooding ballads, stripped-down swingers, handsome hoedowns, carnival nights, and electronic assaults. Like a box of chocolates for jazz lovers—you never know what’s inside each piece until you take a bite (or poke a hole in the back).

The stable of skilled players on-hand for this project brings substance and verve to the overall performance, however beware: Moldy-fig Jazz purists may find this record as appealing as Bordeaux in a box. But if you can dig it…then dig it.

Herb Fountainbleu - Akron After Dark



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