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Stuffed Animal Baseball

by The Renegades

Chicago-based fusion band whose music is best described as high energy instrumental rock -- featuring improvisation, jazz harmony, odd-time signatures, and complex arrangements.
Genre: Jazz: Jazz Fusion
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1. Sculpture of Limitations
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2. R.N.S.
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3. Brem
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4. Mouse Slarz
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5. Valentine Scramble
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6. Kolbas
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7. Clean Acrosst
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8. Rare Stare
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
"Stuffed Animal Baseball" is the follow-up record to The Renegades' 2004 release, "Doppler Olympics". This record contains some previously unreleased tracks from the original "Doppler Olympics" sessions, as well as material from their more recent repetoire.

The band is now in the form of a trio with Paul Mutzabaugh (keyboards & compositions), Frank Alongi (drums), and Jon Wegge (basses). However, this record showcases the talents of four additional players, namely: Neal Alger (guitar), Chris Clemente (bass), Bryan Murray (tenor saxophone), and Matt Ross (guitar). The album was engineered by our good friend Alex Hall at Long Division Studios in Chicago. Many thanks to him for his patience and expertise during this recording project.

The material on "Stuffed Animal Baseball" is that of technically challenging jazz-fusion -- with focus on improvisation, odd-time signatures, electric sounds/effects and intricate arrangements. However, it is our attempt that this record have something to offer for both musicians and non-musicians alike. Click on the links to the tunes to check it out for yourself. Tracks 1, 4, and 7 are pretty in-your-face. Tracks 5 and 8 are very calm. Tracks 2, 3, and 6 are somewhere in between. Hopefully, there will be something for you to enjoy.

Below are some great jazz-fusion records that have influenced The Renegades' music over the past few years. Please check them out as well...

Allan Holdsworth - "The 16 Men of Tain" & "Wardenclyffe Tower"
Kick the Cat - "Weirdo" & "Scramble"
Herbie Hancock - "Thrust"
Wayne Krantz - "Long to be Loose" & "Two Drink Minimum"
Kurt Rosenwinkel - "Enemies of Energy"
Pat Martino - "Joyous Lake"
John McLaughlin - "The Free Spirits: Tokyo Live"
Bad Dog U - "Bad Dog U"
Return to Forever - "Light as a Feather"
Tony Williams Lifetime - "Believe It"


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diann


Fabulous blend! Rare Stare is quickly becoming one of my favorites

tmutz


Killer riffs over emotional chords! There's no better way to describe this album. The tunes range from in-your-face rock to mellow jams. If the final cut, "Rare Stare," was created 30+ years ago, you would've heard it on Pink Floyd's greatest masterpiece "The Dark Side of the Moon." It's that good!

john e. vidor

If you like METRO, you'll love these guys.
Not your usual smooth jazz offering. In fact, not smooth at all, but lyrical. It's sort of in the progressive jazz vein, but not over the top. If you like METRO, you'll be digging THE RENEGADES as well.