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Founded in New Orleans, USA in 1975 - Still active as of 2019

WOODENHEAD are a fusion group from New Orleans formed in 1975 by Jimmmy ROBINSON and Dany CASSIN. The two met at the Loyola University music department while pursuing their degrees, and while they both had much appreciation for classical as well as rock music, it was in the early 70's when they were inspired to form a group with the arrival of MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA that pushed the boundaries of the genre. Soon enough they were playing progressive fusion instrumentals at places like the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival.

The group went through a couple of line-up changes throughout more than four decades of existence but stabilized with ROBINSON and CASSIN along with pianist Fran COMISKEY, bassist Paul CLEMENT and drummer Mark WHITAKER. They have toured the United States as well as Central America and have been opening acts for the likes of MAHAVISHNU ORCHESTRA, BILLY COBHAM, CHICK COREA's ELEKTRIK BAND, DIXIE DREGS, BELA FLECK AND THE FLECKTONES and have toured with STEVE MORSE BAND and ALLAN HOLDSWORTH.

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 Live At Chickie Wah Wah by WOODENHEAD album cover Live, 2019
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Live At Chickie Wah Wah
Woodenhead Jazz Rock/Fusion

Review by Windhawk
Special Collaborator Honorary Collaborator

— First review of this album —
5 stars US band WOODENHEAD has been around in one shape or another ever since 1975, and for the last few decades they have solidified into a stable quartet. During their 40 odd years as an active band they have released five studio albums and three live albums if the information I have found is correct. "Live at Chickie Wah Wah" is their most recent production, and was self released in the spring of 2019.

Instrumental jazz-rock is, perhaps, something of a niche genre in progressive rock. A style that most certainly has it's fans, but also a style and direction that many find to be too challenging and not all that enjoyable. For me, this live album by Woodenhead strikes me as the instrumental jazz-rock album that those that normally do not like this type of music would have a good chance of enjoying, as well as being something of a required purchase for those who know and treasure this kind of music in the first place. A strong and often brilliant and enjoyable live album by a tight and experienced band. In a just world, they should get booking requests from jazz festivals as well as progressive rock festivals worldwide due to the talents they showcase on this album. One of the best and most enjoyable live albums I've heard in quite a bit, this one.

Thanks to historian9 for the artist addition. and to Quinino for the last updates

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