BJ Rubin and Kevin Shea!!!
Outsider Jazz Duo Expanded to Quintet!!!
Peter Evans - Trumpet
Jon Irabagon - Saxophone
Moppa Elliott - Bass
Puttin' On The Ritz - BANGIN' YOUR WAY INTO THE FUTURE: This one came through the mail slot (seemingly) with a certain air of "punk", & that was surely borne out when I slid it into the CD tray.... BJ Rubin joins Kevin Shea as the "Outsider Jazz Vocal Duo"... sonic backing came from Peter Evans' trumpet, Jon Irabagon's saxophone & Moppa Elliott's bass. If you think humor in music has no place in the "modern world", yer' probably a blue meanie anyway, so put this album down... but if you enjoy rock with a cutting edge that isn't afraid to poke fun at (essentially) anyone (YAH, U2), this one will come across like Dirty Harry's nemesis... it'll MAKE YOUR DAY... ha! ha! These guys are into "deconstruction" in a BIG way... some of the vocals, in fact, will have purists cringing... it's right on the edge of talent, exploratory & sometimes so audacious it will have you scratching your head. Personally, I find this just distasteful enough to give it a HIGHLY RECOMMENDED for listeners who find their Nirvana in "odd-istry". Ha! Ha! Get more information at www.puttinontheritz.blogspot.com/ Rotcod Zzaj