Sunday, July 13, 2014
EP Review: Jorge Arana Trio- Oso
In constant jeopardy of lapsing into staid routine, jazz needs an occasional swift kick in the pants. The Jorge Arana Trio is providing the uncomfortable wallop to Kansas City's jazz scene. The band will celebrate the release its new EP Oso at the RecordBar on Saturday, July 19. Haymaker Records describes the band's approach as "an avant-garde geometry of rock, jazz, classical, punk, electronic, experimental, and incidental music." I detect traces of James "Blood" Ulmer, Ennio Morricone and the noisy jazz guitar of Greg Ginn. It's bracing stuff that's every bit as significant as the mainstream efforts of more conventional musicians.
(Original image by Plastic Sax.)