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Spank

by Greg Utech

jazz with a techno flair
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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2. marks boat trip
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3. mystified
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5. return of the bobs
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Short wave has been around for a long time. But, Detroit-area songwriter, Greg Utech, has given the radio communication term a new meaning. Utech’s compact disc entitled Spank has meshed artistry and technology to bring forth a musical offering that’s both impressive and innovative.

Stepping away from typical production, Utech uses a fluent mixture of unique sounds from untraditional sources such as short wave radio, audio travelogues and sound-snippet archives blended with electronics and conventional musical instruments. Jazz and techno fans alike will want this CD in their collection.

The title track, “Spank” is a jazz lover’s delight with Walt Szymanski’s wailing trumpet backed by a funky beat. “Mark’s Boat Trip” takes you on your own journey with its driving foundation and Sheila Landis’ haunting vocals. And “Bushmonkey” is a sobering commentary on the chaos of our world. Spank is a music and sound experiment that evokes a wide array of human emotions. Recording artist Joe Henry said of Utech’s work, “I’m a sucker for that sonic palate...I’m entertained.”

MUSICIANS

Greg Utech – drums, percussion, keyboard, piano, autoharp, strings, trumpet, penny whistle, shortwave

Rick Matle – guitar, bass, percussion, shortwave

Phil Kelly – piano, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, strings, percussion, microcassette

Mark Rutkowski – voice/Bali field recordings

Walt Szymanski – trumpet (“Spank”)

Sheila Landis – vocals (“Mark’s Boat Trip”)

John Palen – alto sax (“Return of the Bobs”)

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gm

"Spank" is really a new sound is it jazz or techno? dont know but its good
I really like the title track spank, great trumpet, and an odd colection of insterments. some songs are tranquill like mystified and bushmonkey, yet others are danceable, great cd.
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greg emler

trance jazz interesting
good to hear John Palen playing sax if even for just a few notes. . .
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