[JPL] Garaj Mahal

Claudia Russell crussell at sdccd.edu
Thu Aug 28 15:03:48 EDT 2008

We'll be debuting the CD this Friday, likely with the tune "Uptown
Tippitina's."  Most of the tracks will get nighttime play.  I dig this band,
but am also a diehard of The Bad Plus (playing our festival September 7th!

I always like to hear what Fareed Haque is up to musically.

Claudia Russell 
Program Director
Jazz Host
KSDS 88.3fm Public Radio
1313 Park Blvd.
San Diego, CA 92101

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Subject: [JPL] Garaj Mahal

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Has anyone checked this CD out? If you're a Bad Plus, Soulive or MMW fan you
might want to get into this one. Personally I'm not but the difference with
this release is that it's considerably hipper...musically... than any of
those groups. Many parts of it have that early Headhunters vibe. Serious
straight eighth grooves but with very interesting harmonic structures and
melodic movement. For variation in your programming this one fits for sure in
my view. Anyone know who's working it? I'm assuming the title is "Woot."  

Jae Sinnett 


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