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Nuts and Bolts

by Susan Jones and Seth Kibel

Original acoustic jazz from violinist Susan Jones and saxophonist/clarinetist/flutist Seth Kibel, drawing upon a variety of diverse musical influences.
Genre: Jazz: Traditional Jazz Combo
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Nuts and Bolts
5:20 $0.99
2. Los Bilbilicos
7:23 $0.99
3. Corcoran Blues
7:40 $0.99
4. Un Poquito de Salsa
7:33 $0.99
5. Syd's Volley
6:54 $0.99
6. Finicky
7:12 $0.99
7. Klezmer Nova
8:12 $0.99
8. Be Sure of Love
5:52 $0.99
9. Olmstead Cha Cha
6:55 $0.99
10. Lester Leaps Out
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Album Notes
The brand new CD release Nuts and Bolts brings together Seth Kibel and Susan Jones, both of whom play with numerous musical ensembles in the Washington/Baltimore region, for an album of original acoustic jazz compositions.

Both have demonstrated their expertise in jazz, swing, blues, klezmer and classical music throughout the Mid-Atlantic area. In their first collaboration, they introduce diverse elements into their compositions and provide skilled performances and improvisations.

The title track, written by Kibel, has a funk and rock and roll feel. His "Klezmer Nova" combines traditional Jewish folk sounds with bossa nova rhythms. Jones provides a Cuban flavor with "Un Poquito de Salsa" and draws on the Ladino folk tradition - which combines Spanish folk music and Jewish soul - on her arrangement of the traditional song, "Los Bilbilicos."

They are joined by guitarist Paul Wingo, pianist James Levy, bassist James King and bassist Bob Abbott, who also contributed an original tune.

The album includes six songs by Kibel, who plays tenor saxophone, clarinet and flute on the recording. He is leader, clarinetist, and composer for the area's premier "alternative klezmer" band, The Alexandria Kleztet. That band has released two albums, both of which won the Washington Area Music Association (WAMA) award for Best World Music Recording. He also fronts the swing group Corner Pocket and Seth Kibel's Dixieland All-Stars as well as performing with numerous area bands. He spent several years as saxophonist for The Daryl Davis Band.
Jones contributes three original tunes and arrangements to the album and plays violin. Jones leads the Susan Jones Quartet, which has released one album, Violin Dreams. She performs regularly with the Machaya Klezmer Band, Silver String Quintet, Mariachi De las Compadres and the rock group Jane Doe.



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Bill Bodde

Nuts and Bolts
A winning combination of two versatile and talented musicians. Look forward to hearing more.

Will Fudeman

very satisfying jazz-
"Nuts and Bolts" brings inspired musicianship of Seth Kibel on sax and flute and Susan Jones' beautiful violin playing, with terrific side players (esp. piano). For someone who sometimes can't listen to jazz, this CD is extremely listenable. I recommend it highly.


Wonderful fun!
I searched the web for a jazz player whose name is SETH, because I have three kids, the other two have jazz names, Jonah (Jones) and Ella (guess). So, it was important to my Seth to find a jazz playing Seth and not only did we find one, we found a good one. All of us have enjoyed the CD and the other night at dinner when it was Seth's day to pick the music for dinner, guess what he picked. I know this is an odd way to learn about someone, but for us it has really been great! THANKS for the music!

W. Gary Wetstein

Superb straight-ahead acoustic jazz (with influences from many other styles)
While I've been fortunate enough to have played jazz with Seth on and off over the years, I've never heard him sound better than on this album. I had never heard Susan Jones before, but after hearing this disc, I can honestly say that she's managed to create an expansive, richly beautiful sound from one of the most challenging instruments in jazz, the violin. Their voices blend together perfectly, and the rhythm section provides unerringly tasteful yet driving support.

Unlike so many other acoustic jazz albums, this one is not a string of endless, meandering solos. The arrangements are interesting in themselves, and provide lots of opportunity for interplay between the musicians even when simply stating the melody line.

The composition of the band changes from track to track, creating interesting tonal variations rather than sticking to the same personnel throughout. Seth himself provides much of the tonal variations by playing not just tenor sax, but also clarinet and flute with equally accomplished style.

There's no average playing on this disc, and no average musicians. Instead, we get a collection of brilliantly played originals influenced by all sorts of musical genres, from funk to klezmer to latin, yet all comfortably encased within the overall style of straight-ahead swinging jazz. Don't miss this one!