Willie Oteri Jazz Gunn | MateMaToot

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MateMaToot

by Willie Oteri Jazz Gunn

Progressive jazz and funk that's progressive enough for the cerebral listener, but hypnotic for the jammers.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. Spanish Key Jazz Gunn
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2. Song of the Sea Witch Jazz Gunn
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3. MateMaToot Jazz Gunn
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6:29 album only
4. Pharoah's Dance Jazz Gunn
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5. Brannen's Jam Jazz Gunn
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Willie Oteri known more for his works with some of the worlds best musicians like Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Mike Keneally, Stu Hamm and others is also involved in Mate *Ma* Toot and Jazz Gunn. Mate *Ma* Toot is an album recorded as a Mate *Ma* Toot "Concept of" live album featuring some of Austin's top jazz musicians in an unrehearsed jam. The results were so good and so well accepted, that Oteri formed a permanent group to carry on the concept and play live jazz fusion called Jazz Gunn.

Oteri founded Jazz Gunn, (AKA MateMaToot) along with drummer Brannen Temple (Sheena Easton, Kevin Paige, Robben Ford, Eric Johnson), bassist Chris Maresh (Eric Johnson, Abra Moore, Mitch Watkins), Mike Malone (Jimmy Smith) on sax and Chris Tondre on second guitar. In 1999 Jazz Gunn published "Concepts of Mate Ma Toot".

The sound is heavy and sometimes in your face mix of free form improvisation and structured ideas, which weave in and out through a mix of solid grooves and loose free rhythms.

Willie has performed with or supported Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto, Stu Hamm, Jerry Marotta, Mike Keneally, Brannen Temple, Jazz Gunn (Matematoot), Doobie Brothers, Bob Seger, Lacy J. Dalton, Tunji, Jacob Fred Jazz Oddysey, Neil Young, Roy Hargrove, Karl Denson's Tiny Universe, Chaka Kahn and several others.


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Buster

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Not long ago the word Fusion was frowned on by many but albums like this one shined through by being marketed to JamBand fans while it still remains a great fusion record in the true sense. Check out the cut MateMaToot in 5/4 and Brannen's Jam. These boys can really play! I've heard that Oteri may be working on a project with Stu Hamm sometime soon after meeting at the Super Jam in Phoenix in 2007. I will keep my eyes open for that one.

Steve

Jazz Gunn is fantastic and his new stuff is even better!
If you get a chance check out his CD with Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto called Spiral Out. I hope to see it at CD Baby soon.

Pat

This one is good for jamband stuff but Spiral Out rocks!!!!!
This is a very good CD and very much in the groove for jamband fans and jazz fans alike. It really hits the mark for all you Bitchs Brew fans but his newer CD Spiral Out goes beyond what anyone like Children on the Corner, MMW, Bad Plus, Jacob Fred are doing lately. That said this CD is more than worth buying and it much better the Kaiser and Smith stuff. Oteri really deserves more recognition.