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Dungaree Jazz

by Acker Brothers

Victor and Dana Acker play non-traditional humor-laced jazz, giving a nod in the direction of everyone from Ed Ames to Joe Zawinul
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Dickey Patrol
5:37 $0.99
2. Hollywood Caveman Fur
6:03 $0.99
3. Hoot Owl Waltz
8:04 $0.99
4. The Golden Age Of Fusion
6:04 $0.99
5. Coati Mundi Ate The DJ
4:10 $0.99
6. Intermission
2:27 $0.99
7. Saturday Night At The Cameo Cafe
9:35 $0.99
8. Mr. Opposing Thumbs
5:27 $0.99
9. El Chupacabra Sleigh Ride
6:52 $0.99
10. Allston Saudade
6:55 $0.99
11. Wooden Pants
4:30 $0.99
12. Good Night Folks
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Album Notes
Victor and Dana Acker (guitar and bass respectively) have been playing their non-traditional style of jazz laced with subtle humor for over 25 years. The two Berklee College of Music alum from Boston have been known to doff their hats openly to a wide and varied range of artists (musical and otherwise) that have influenced them over the years. The music they compose, however, is very much their own. They are also not afraid to use the word "fusion" and have come to wear it as a badge of honor instead of considering it a scarlet letter as do many other jazz artists. However, let it be known that their brand of fusion is decidedly crunchy as opposed to the smooth variety. Indeed their latest release "Dungaree Jazz" is a poly-fusion in the truest sense. It combines elements of jazz, funk, rock, salsa, humor, cha cha, 60s a go-go, something from your parents record collection, samba, waltz, drum n bass, and much more into a hybrid musical gumbo that demands to be played LOUD! It is all at once peculiar, familiar, furious, luscious, mischievous, thick and of course, slammin'! Though the title says "Dungaree Jazz", there's a whole lot more inside. Curious?



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Arthur Nasson

Harkens back to when jazz was vibrant, and more experimental art form.
While many of today’s so called jazz [or any other really] recording artists fit neatly into categories defined by marketing departments, that are then pushed toward that imagined demographic, in the hopes of cashing in. The Acker Brothers latest offering "Dungaree Jazz" harkens back to a time when jazz was a vibrant, and more experimental art form. That encompassed and toyed with various types of musical styles, more often than not turning them on their respective heads. The Acker Bros even call themselves jazz/fusion
artists. And sure you can hear some of the influences, but that doesn’t even tell half the story. These guys are composers first, who bring lots of satire, humor, and musical conceptualism to the party. And with an irrepressible sense of humor, they don’t
get bogged down for a moment. The CD kicks off with a burner called "Dickey Patrol"
which careens around corners so tight you think you'll fall out of the roller coaster. There are brief stops for sound samples before a guitar solo, that makes rock, bebop, and heavy metal seem sedate, pulls you around the room. Next stop "Hollywood Cave Man Fur" brings a wonderfully written Latin flavored tune to the party and you’re off
in a completely different direction. The CD keeps shifting with many more avenues appearing along the way. And to shake it up even further, we get a hilarious
send up of movie double feature break fare, entitled "Intermission". I wont spoil it, go hear it for yourself. Not only is this CD a great listen all the way through, The Acker Bros cover more musical ground than most people have in their collections. Highly recommended.

Arthur Nasson