Sex Mob - Dime Grind Palace

Sex Mob - Dime Grind Palace
Recording Date: December 9, 2002 - December 11, 2002
Artist: Sex Mob
Duration: 55:25
Release Date: September 23, 2003
Album: Dime Grind Palace
Styles: Avant-Garde Jazz, Modern Creative, Hard Bop, Post-Bop
Recording Location: Loho Studios, NY
Genre: Jazz

Sex Mob is back with a new album and a larger cast of friends than ever. Dime Grind Palace is the dancehall where everything Sex Mob has done to this point becomes fully defined, like a reverse prism concentrating the full spectrum of jazz past and present into a brilliant, focused beam.

Foremost among the collaborators this time out would have to be friend and spiritual mentor Roswell Rudd, a musician who never forgot that jazz should not only swing, it should never neglect a sense of humor, even when both feet are firmly planted in the avant-garde. Kindred spirits indeed. The tunes were all cut live in the studio, with leader/slide trumpeter Steven Bernstein running the show as always. There may have been charts for some of the songs, but no rehearsal; Bernstein conducts on the fly with a crazed mixture of eye contact and hand gestures. Only a handful of tunes are played strictly by Sex Mob; most cuts have several extra players on them, although the main soloists are still Bernstein on slide trumpet and Briggan Krauss, one of the most original and demented alto players there is. Hats off to Scotty Hard behind the boards, who is not only able to capture the freshness and excitement of these sessions on tape, but also adds subtle treatments at times and mixes the improvised (and, at times, very trippy) transitions into the other material seamlessly. Dime Grind Palace is another showcase for Sex Mob doing what they do best: providing a damn good time for one and all.

Title/ComposerPerformerTime
Entrance MusicSex Mob0:20
Kitchen / Steven BernsteinSex Mob4:03
Dime Grind Palace / Steven BernsteinSex Mob4:39
Translation 1Sex Mob1:13
Blue and Sentimental / Count Basie / Mack David / Jerry LivingstonSex Mob6:33
Mothra / Steven BernsteinSex Mob5:38
Slide Serenade / Steven BernsteinSex Mob5:06
Translation 4Sex Mob0:49
Norbert's Weiner / Roswell RuddSex Mob6:05
Baby Let Me Hold Your Hand / Roy ByrdSex Mob3:59
Translation 2Sex Mob0:28
Artie Shaw / Steven BernsteinSex Mob2:56
Call to the Freaks / Steven BernsteinSex Mob5:17
Translation 3Sex Mob2:09
Conk Buster / Steven BernsteinSex Mob1:16
Exit MusicSex Mob4:54

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