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Live album · 2016

Tracklist

1.Handsome Eddy / Drainlick / Effort, Patience, Diligence 12:18
2.Can't Tell Shipp From Shohola / Nanticoke Coke 09:36
3.Yo, Yeo, Yough / Dexter, Wayne, and Mobley / Round Bottom, Square Top 24:40
4.President Polk 09:18
5.Is Granny Spry? / Elliott Mills 15:31
6.My Delightful Muse 03:40

Line-up/Musicians

Peter Evans – trumpet
Jon Irabagon – saxophone
Moppa Elliott – bass
Kevin Shea – drums and electronics

About this release

For Tune 0109(072) (Poland)

Recorded live during Jazz & Beyond Improvised Music Festival October 29th, 2012 at Jazz Klub Hipnoza in Katowice (Poland)

Thanks to snobb for the addition

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Russian inventor of French descent Léon Theremin (who invented one of a very early electro-acoustic musical device known as Termenvox, beloved instrument of French electronic music artist Jean-Michel Jarre till now) once said on Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin: "Stalin wasn't bad. . . . It was mostly other people did all the killing."

American band which chose this citation as their name must have a lot of (risky) humor, and yes - they have. Quartet of skilled musicians did their name playing tributes-parodies on known jazz albums from the past, incl. Art Blakey's A Night in Tunisia (Blue Note, 1960); Ornette Coleman's This Is Our Music (Atlantic, 1960); Roy Haynes' Out of the Afternoon (Impulse!, 1962); Keith Jarrett's The Köln Concert (ECM, 1975).Their "Blue" is a note-for-note reproduction of the Miles Davis album Kind of Blue.

With growth of members' solo activities, band themselves don't release a lot, "(live)" is their the only album released this year. More important, containing material comes from as far as autumn of 2012,when the concert has been recorded in Poland during Jazz & Beyond Improvised Music Festival in Katowice.It's a bit strange that it is released just now - during all these years band enjoyed high popularity and they have released only two live albums till now ("live" is band's third).

Anyway, new album contains well recorded music based mostly on band's four first (and as many will agree most raw and funny) albums, "President Polk" comes from upcoming in 2013 their album "Slippery Rock!" though. Musicians are in great form, they obviously enjoy playing to dedicated public, so band music's fans get MOPDTK at their best - almost burlesque-like high energy tuneful jazz-punk circus. 75-minutes long it doesn't last like such what is always a sign of non-boring and truly entertaining show.

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