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Mushroom with Eddie Gale – Joint Happening

Mushroom with Eddie Gale
Mushroom with Eddie Gale – Joint Happening
(CD) Hyena Records HYN9359, 2007-06-26

Tracklisting :
01. Peace
02. I Don't Need To Fight, To Prove I'm Right - I Don't Need To Be Forgiven
03. I Was Torn Down At The Dance Place - Shaved Head At The Organ
04. Border Crossing
05. Selling Oakland By The Pound
06. Our Love
07. The Spirit

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Press Release :
What has to say about Mushroom:
"Mushroom tossed the analog weirdness of Füxa, and the jagged experimentalism of Can into a dark, smoking concoction alongside acid-fried Funkadelic, Jack Johnson-style Miles Davis and even some groove-addled Medeski, Martin & Wood. The result was some of the most instantly accessible outrock around, exploratory, up and infectious. It's rich and trippy party music for ass and head".

What The San Francisco Bay Guardian has to say about Eddie Gale:
"The vibe is so 1969-inner peace-astrological-cosmic-love-futurist-spiritual that when I was done listening, I just lay back knowing everything was everything and the creator has a master plan. The music is full of fun and optimism, and after surfing international news for an hour this morning, I'd give anything to be back in Brooklyn during the summer of '69, sitting in some park listening to Gale".

As if San Francisco-based psychedelic kraut-rock, indie-jazz experimentalists Mushroom didn’t have the ability to transport listeners to the furthest recesses of the mind with their own powers, on this latest album, Joint Happening, they’ve joined forces with none other than avant-jazz legend, cutting-edge trumpet visionary Eddie Gale, best known for his classic 1969 Blue Note album Black Rhythm Happening. Mushroom provides Gale with the foundation for some of the most ghostly and haunted improvisations of his career. With Mushroom’s tribal and hypnotic rhythms morphing and melting textures behind the trumpeter, the results can be described as freak jazz. Imagine 70's Miles Davis jamming with Can and Crazy Horse. Joint Happening is indeed 70-minutes worth of a stoned happening.


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