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Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Stay Gold - out on Kinnara/Royal Potato Family



Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Stay Gold
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Stay Gold
(CD/2LP/Download) Kinnara Records/The Royal Potato Family KIN0003, 2010-06-22

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, the Tulsa, Oklahoma institution founded by pianist Brian Haas returns with a new full length album, Stay Gold. The effort further refines JFJO's singular vision that s been dubbed 'Red Dirt Jazz,' sounding equal parts earthy and nimble, pastoral and sweeping, elegant and free. The quartet taps into their birthright, drawing upon 'The Tulsa Sound' born of hometown heroes like JJ Cale, Bob Wills and Leon Russell, while growing these roots from a jazz foundation that's built firmly upon the influence of giants such as Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk. JFJO recorded the album at acclaimed engineer/musician David Teegarden's Natura Digital Recording Studios just outside of Tulsa. The eight-track effort captures the band's strongest songwriting and most compelling improvisations to date. The second release from the current incarnation of the quartet, Stay Gold proves undoubtedly that pianist Haas has found the perfect foil in lap steel guitarist Chris Combs. Set to play over 150 shows in 2010 to an ever-growing worldwide fan-base, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey continue to evolve into one of the 21st century's most distinct jazz voices.

Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey Stay Gold
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Stay Gold
(CD/2LP/Download) Kinnara Records/The Royal Potato Family KIN0003, 2010-06-22

Stay Gold by jfjo

The Sensation of Seeing Light by jfjo

Tracklisting :
01. The Sensation of Seeing Light 5:57
02. Trampoline Phoenix 6:37
03. David 6:13
04. The Return 6:13
05. Song for Lauren 4:31
06. Hamby's Window 4:24
07. Stay Gold 5:38
08. This, Our Home 4:55

Links :
jfjo.com
myspace.com/jacobfredjazzodyssey
soundcloud.com/jfjo
youtube.com/user/LilTaeRidesAgain
facebook.com/jacobfred
twitter.com/jfjo
kinnararecords.com
royalpotatofamily.com
soundcloud.com/the-royal-potato-family
myspace.com/theroyalpotatofamily
facebook.com/TheRoyalPotatoFamily
feeds.feedburner.com/RoyalPotatoFamily
twitter.com/RoyalPotato

Press Release :
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, the Tulsa, Oklahoma institution founded by pianist Brian Haas returns with a new full length album, Stay Gold. The effort further refines JFJO's singular vision that s been dubbed 'Red Dirt Jazz,' sounding equal parts earthy and nimble, pastoral and sweeping, elegant and free. The quartet taps into their birthright, drawing upon 'The Tulsa Sound' born of hometown heroes like JJ Cale, Bob Wills and Leon Russell, while growing these roots from a jazz foundation that's built firmly upon the influence of giants such as Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk. JFJO recorded the album at acclaimed engineer/musician David Teegarden's Natura Digital Recording Studios just outside of Tulsa. The eight-track effort captures the band's strongest songwriting and most compelling improvisations to date. The second release from the current incarnation of the quartet, Stay Gold proves undoubtedly that pianist Haas has found the perfect foil in lap steel guitarist Chris Combs. Set to play over 150 shows in 2010 to an ever-growing worldwide fan-base, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey continue to evolve into one of the 21st century's most distinct jazz voices.


Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey - Stay Gold - June 22nd

Biography :
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey is a band founded in Tulsa, Oklahoma consisting of Brian Haas on piano, Josh Raymer on drums, Chris Combs on lap steel, and Jeff Harshbarger on double bass. To say that JFJO's music transcends boundaries and expands minds is an understatement. JFJO's music generates an all-encompasing sensory experience for the listener. Since 1994, the JFJO collective has brought their impressionistic and improvisational vision from the Midwest's Bible-Belt to many of the world's finest music festivals and clubs. Music lovers are blown away by JFJO's instrumental virtuosity and creativity, musical risk, and near telepathic communication on stage. Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey is the evolution of an ongoing musical discourse that's been developed during 16 years of touring. Starting out in Tulsa, OK as a funky octet with MCs and horns, JFJO became an instrumental trio in 1999 and a quartet at the end of 2008. The band is known for having invented it's own improvisatory language, one which has permeated JFJO's sound regardless of it's configuration.

Over the past 16 years JFJO has become one of the foremost contemporary jazz bands in the world. In that time the band has released over 18 records and toured the top venues of the world such as the Damrosch Bandshell at Lincoln Center in NYC, Blue Note NYC & Milan Italy, Yoshi's in Oakland, Bimhuis in Amsterdam and the Jazz Bar in Edinburgh, Scotland to name a few. JFJO has also frequented the jazz festival circuit, performing across the globe from Berlin to Brazil to Finland and back. The band recently performed some of their highest profile festival performances to date, such as the prestigious Newport Jazz Festival, and the Cork Jazz Festival in Ireland, where the band won a Guinness Jazz Award. These four musicians are musical chameleons who can move crowds in small jazz clubs, big rock clubs and performing arts theaters. Flourishing in the "jam" scene as well, the band has opened for Mike Gordon of Phish, Sound Tribe Sector Nine (sts9), Les Claypool, and held main-stage slots at many of the scene's largest festivals.

In September 2009 JFJO released the EP 'One Day in Brooklyn'. The EP marked the debut of the new quartet lineup in the studio settingas well as the first release on JFJO's new record label, Kinnara Records, which is distributed by Sony Red/MRI. The new quartet lineup, album, and tour have received rave reviews from Billboard and Downbeat to the New York Times and the LA Weekly.

With the addition of Combs on lap steel and Jeff Harshbarger on upright bass, JFJO has perhaps invented its own genre: Red Dirt Jazz. This new sound is equal parts earthy and nimble, pastoral and sweeping, elegant and rollicking. JFJO is tapping into their birthright, drawing upon "The Tulsa Sound" born of hometown heroes like Bob Wills, JJ Cale, and Leon Russell. These roots grow up into a jazz foundation that's built firmly upon the likes of Duke Ellington, John Coltrane, and Thelonious Monk.

2010 has found JFJO releasing The Sensation of Seeing light, a 7″ vinyl single, for Record Store Day in April, as well as releasing their LP "Stay Gold" on both CD & double 12″ vinyl in June. Both albums were released JFJO's record label Kinnara Records and are exclusively distributed in partnership with the Royal Potato Family by MRI/RED. In between these releases the band already toured the East Coast & West Coast in the US as well as a month in Europe, all before the year was half way through.

After years of labor, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey's reinterpretations of Beethoven's 3rd & 6th Symphonies premiered in June as a project entitled 'Ludwig'. The project, which rearranged Beethoven's 3rd & 6th symphonies, was premiered alongside a 50 piece orchestra on June 12th as a headline performance at the OK Mozart Festival. Downbeat is calling 'Ludwig' "a tour de force of jazz melded with classical."

JFJO's reinterpretations channel the spirits of not only Beethoven & Karajan but Led Zeppelin & Radiohead as well, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey are turning Beethoven's 3rd & 6th symphonies into modern music for today's audiences. The band & arranger Noam Faingold have taken 'Eroica' & 'Pastoral' and transformed the symphonies into contemporary music for the young and old alike.

Haas was thrilled to be able to return to his classical roots and describes the project as "Ellington's Far East Suite meets the Flaming Lips," complete with intricate arrangements, in-the-moment improvisations, and big rock breakdowns.

After 16 years JFJO's music continues to offer a unique and different sound that exhibits a rare form of abstract yet accessible musical freedom and inquiry. Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey has blossomed into one of the most visionary and fearless bands touring the world today.
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