Mostly Other People do the Killing - Shamokin!!! (Mega Blowout Sale)

SKU Hot Cup 063
The second release by this superb group and it continues their fascination with all of jazz as well as the state of Pennsylvania! The group consists of Peter Evans-trumpet, John Irabagon-saxes, Moppa Elliot-bass and Kevin Shea-drums. All the players are pretty great - the rhythm section is responsive and smart, John's sax playing reminds me a bit of many aspects of the greatness of Ornette without actually sounding like Ornette and Peter's trumpeting is really strong and reminds me a bit of Lester Bowie. They blend jazz tradition with jazz future and a good sense of irreverence and wit; they pay hommage to the great tradition but aren't afraid to make fun of it either, which makes me like them all the more.

"One of the most infectiously vivacious releases of the year, Shamokin!!! reveals a new wrinkle in the tradition. Historically aware and virtuosic, the wily Mostly Other People Do The Killing is an ensemble to watch."-Troy Collins, All About Jazz

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