Greg Utech | Spank

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Spank

by Greg Utech

jazz with a techno flair
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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2. marks boat trip
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3. mystified
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4. spank
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5. return of the bobs
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6. bushmonky
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7. pain free zone
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8. trench
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Short wave has been around for a long time. But, Detroit-area songwriter, Greg Utech, has given the radio communication term a new meaning. Utech’s compact disc entitled Spank has meshed artistry and technology to bring forth a musical offering that’s both impressive and innovative.

Stepping away from typical production, Utech uses a fluent mixture of unique sounds from untraditional sources such as short wave radio, audio travelogues and sound-snippet archives blended with electronics and conventional musical instruments. Jazz and techno fans alike will want this CD in their collection.

The title track, “Spank” is a jazz lover’s delight with Walt Szymanski’s wailing trumpet backed by a funky beat. “Mark’s Boat Trip” takes you on your own journey with its driving foundation and Sheila Landis’ haunting vocals. And “Bushmonkey” is a sobering commentary on the chaos of our world. Spank is a music and sound experiment that evokes a wide array of human emotions. Recording artist Joe Henry said of Utech’s work, “I’m a sucker for that sonic palate...I’m entertained.”

MUSICIANS

Greg Utech – drums, percussion, keyboard, piano, autoharp, strings, trumpet, penny whistle, shortwave

Rick Matle – guitar, bass, percussion, shortwave

Phil Kelly – piano, Wurlitzer, Rhodes, strings, percussion, microcassette

Mark Rutkowski – voice/Bali field recordings

Walt Szymanski – trumpet (“Spank”)

Sheila Landis – vocals (“Mark’s Boat Trip”)

John Palen – alto sax (“Return of the Bobs”)


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gm

"Spank" is really a new sound is it jazz or techno? dont know but its good
I really like the title track spank, great trumpet, and an odd colection of insterments. some songs are tranquill like mystified and bushmonkey, yet others are danceable, great cd.

greg emler

trance jazz interesting
good to hear John Palen playing sax if even for just a few notes. . .