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    Posted: January 04 2006 at 11:13
Any other fans of Jaga Jazzist here?

I purchased the latest album "what we must" recently and I love it.
They are a sort of quirky-zappa like fusion band with a touch of post rock.
Almost entirely instrumental and are great musians to boot.

Check out there website http://www.jagajazzist.com/v2/news.php
for more infomation and some free MP3's.




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2006 at 11:44
I have heard them on the radio, and I enjoyed it but i havent really checked them out yet.  I definitely will soon tho.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2006 at 12:09
Yes I like them a lot! they are said to be one of The Mars Volta's fave bands!
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2006 at 13:48

My friend had me listen to What We Must recently. I like it a lot. Great mood, and good music in general.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 04 2006 at 19:52
Check out Micatone. I wouldn't go so far as to say similar, but they've definitely got the same idea about things, but also female vocals and double bass
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2006 at 01:05
Very good band, though I haven't heard much from them.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2006 at 14:37
Just been sampled with The Shining's In The Kingdom Of Kitsch You Will be A Monster, and discovered the band is a spin off from Jaga Jazzist -who I must follow up now.  The Shining is more excellent Scandanavian(?) nu fusion/jazz, said by one critic to be King Crimson meets ECM - although I must qwibble:  David Torn's Cloud About Mercury, did a real ECM/Krimson thing 15 or more years ago.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2006 at 14:43
In fact put my money where my mouth is and just ordered from Amazon.UK:
  • 1 of: What We Must
  • 1 of: A Livingroom Hush
to add to my recent orders fo Les Claypool's Sausage and Sleepy Time Gorilla Museum

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2006 at 14:46
Good thread for me.

Just read the "quirky Zappa" comment above. And for a Swedish take on the Zappareque, try The Mats Morgan Band's Thanks For Flying With Us (Cuneiform Records released Sept/Oct 2005) - my favourite album of 2005.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 05 2006 at 15:57
Always good to get feedback from you Dick 

I'll have check out The Mats Morgan Band's Thanks For Flying With Us now.
Thanks for the tip


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 06 2006 at 08:07
Originally posted by krusty

Always good to get feedback from you Dick 

I'll have check out The Mats Morgan Band's Thanks For Flying With Us now.
Thanks for the tip




If you like that album try finding their earlier Swedish releases (on UAE Records) (but please note it took a lot of patience, tme and luck tracking these albums down for purchase), e.g.:

Trends & Other Diseases (1998?), even more Zappareque than TFFWU
Live (2002) Zappareque jazz fusion - hinted at on the other two albums but in full flood here.
(There is a Captain Beefheart  tribute released by the guys)

Steve Vai got Mats-Morgan to play on one of the Zappa tribute album - Zappa's Universe?


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 06 2006 at 08:18

They also made a record with their norwegian friends from MOTORPSYCHO, does anyone know this band?????

 

Everybody who likes prog and classic rock should check out their album 'phanerothyme', it's one of the true masterpieces of the nineties though not progressie in the truet sense of the word, it's just highly eclectic and the music is so beutifully executed, here's a review I wrote for RYM:

"Bedroom Eyes" is a little lullaby with acoustic guitar and a beautifully orchestrated arrangement.
"For Free" is a real classic! Catchy riff, perfect guitar fillings one the right place, all so well-constructed.This song's also got an orchestrated arrangement.The guitar solo sounds awesome.Saethers screaming voice sends shivers down my spine.
"B.S" begins with an echoing bass intro and is a well-crafted popsong.Nice bassloops. A fantastic flute solo, a reverb guitar solo and a harpsichord intermission make the song complete.
"Landslide" opens with an odd orchestrated piece of music and goes on with acoustic guitar and drums followed by Saethers vocals. The chorus is wonderful and so are the backing vocals.Again we hear a short flute solo, followed by some strange keyboard sounds.A very versatile song.
The mighty "Go To California" opens with some harmonic vocals and flute accompaniment before the song explodes into a classic rock gem.This nearly 8 minute song is very similar to "Light My Fire" by the Doors: a very catchy repetitive chorus, a long organ solo, a fuzzy guitar, a freak-out drum section and a long durage are common elements. As a classic rock fan, I never dared to dream that such a powerful would've ever been written again since the Seventies.
"Painting The Night Unreal" begins with a sad bass line and build-up blower arrangement. This is the basis for the song.A majestic guitar solo closes the first part of the track before it explodes with some odd fuzzy bassplaying ans Saethers great shouting vocals.Short but fantastic guitar fillings interlard the song.
"The Slow Phase-Out" is an up-tempo popsong.At least that"'s what it seems to be at the beginning but this cut is highly surprising.It's even got a Queen vocal extravaganza middle-section, jazzy blower parts and an aggresive guitar solo.
"Blindfoldel" begins as an orchestrated Nick Drake folk song but again that's not the way it goes on.As the song goes on, more and more instruments are added, which results in a full mix.
"When You're Death" begins like a slow country song with guitar and banjo.The verses float by on spacy chords, followed by a beautifully moving trumpet solo!
This song and the opening cut "Bedroom Eyes" seem to form some kind of a duo having a similar sort of mood.Therefore this is a suitable end to the album.

Phanerothyme is an early 21st century masterpiece. So many influences can be heard throughout the listening of the record. Motorpsycho is such a versatile and colourful band! Unbelievable! Motorpsycho are the new geniuses of eclecticism.

 

Listen and enjoy!! this is absolutely recommended, almost obligatory stuff!!!

 


 

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 06 2006 at 08:24
erm... Nope not heard of MOTORPSYCHO? But they sound interesting enough to investigate.
What with Dick Heaths suggestions as well, I could be spending more than I intented this Janurary


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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 07 2006 at 10:49
Originally posted by Dick Heath

In fact put my money where my mouth is and just ordered from Amazon.UK:
  • 1 of: What We Must
  • 1 of: A Livingroom Hush

to add to my recent orders fo Les Claypool's Sausage and Sleepy Time Gorilla Museum

 

Got to give it to Amazon.UK, the two JJ albums plus Sausage arrived this morning!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 07 2006 at 23:21
Finally got my hands on "What We Must"
I am very impressed overall indeed!  Good, solid tracks of pretty music.
I see on allmusic.com their genre is listed as 'modern big band jazz', which I guess makes sense but it's a different concept.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 07 2006 at 23:48

I love Jaga Jazzist.  Livingroom Hush and What We Must area amzing.  The Stix was good too.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2006 at 13:13
I have only heard What We Must, but that album has become one of my favorites of this year and I really think the music they're making is unique in it's own respect.  I hope to hear more from them in the future.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 08 2006 at 13:36
Jaga Jazzist is one of my new favorite bands, along with Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.

My God, they are the perfect modern jazz fusion band. I absolutely love A Livingroom Hush for its bold melodies and interesting harmonies, but What We Must and The Stix are amazing too. Some of the best music to come out of Norway.

Are they in the archives? Let me check, because they should really go under the fusion category.
Go and listen to my music.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2006 at 08:49

Originally posted by I|I|I|I|I

Jaga Jazzist is one of my new favorite bands, along with Sleepytime Gorilla Museum.

My God, they are the perfect modern jazz fusion band. I absolutely love A Livingroom Hush for its bold melodies and interesting harmonies, but What We Must and The Stix are amazing too. Some of the best music to come out of Norway.

Are they in the archives? Let me check, because they should really go under the fusion category.

 

Norway has been leading the way with nu.jazz/nu.fusion for almost a decade - and Sweden ain't far behind! Bugge Wesseltoft's New Conception Of Jazz (Live is excellent with a guest appearance by John Scofield), the more severe nu.fusion/dance-trance from Nils Petter Molvaer, the avantgarde nu.jazz of Food, and some excellent husky/smokey jazz vocals from Sidsel Endrenssen. And then slightly more mainstream: you have Jan Garbarek who's various albums of fusion with world or rock or medieval, have made him one of the best selling jazz musicians in world. Then of course Terry Rypdal.

 

BTW if you can provide a biog and a thorough discography of JJ, and I can organise their provisional entry.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: January 09 2006 at 08:54

Hehe

TERJE rypdal...gah its funny to see people from all over the world talk about NORWEGIAN music!

Has anybody heard about kaizers orchestra i would think they would be fun for those who like strange stuff...although i dont like em

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