acid jazz Archive

Album Review: Mushroom – Messages from the Spliff Bunker

A kind of indie-underground supergroup, Mushroom is at its core the brainchild of Pat Thomas. Combining avant-garde, free jazz and krautrock influences and textures might – to the causal listener, […]

30 Days Out, Dec. 2022 #2: Russ Wilson, Datrian Johnson, Asheville Jazz Orchestra, Moon Hooch

The end of the year and the cold of winter represent something of a return to form for Asheville; most of the tourists are gone, and locally-based artists who tour […]

Album Review: The Comet is Coming – Hyper-Dimensional Expansion Beam

Despite what some stuck-in-the-past nostalgic types might assert, there’s plenty of good (and sometimes even great) music being made today. The best artists still find ways to offer up something […]

Album Review: Mrs. Fun — Truth

I tend to look with skepticism at guitar-drum duos; for me, it’s been done to death, and few did it with as much creative success as Flat Duo Jets. But […]

Album Review: Mushroom — Psychedelic Soul on Wax

File next to: Brian Auger’s Trinity, Can, David Byrne The four cuts on Psychedelic Soul on Wax are as different from another as can be, but then Mushroom has always […]

Album Review: The Dining Rooms — Do Hipsters Love Sun (Ra)?

More even than the album title, the title of the tenth track on Do Hipsters Love Sun (Ra)? sums up the musical approach of The Dining Rooms on their twenfth […]

Concert Review: Jaga Jazzist — Asheville NC, 23 June 2015

Demonstrating yet again that – more than sixty-odd years after the dawn of rock’n’roll – popular music idioms remain fertile ground for experimentation and cross-fertilization, Jaga Jazzist combines rock, jazz, […]

Album Mini-review: Jaga Jazzist — Starfire

File Next to: Dungen, Zero 7 With their fifth album, 2010’s One-Armed Bandit, Jaga Jazzist seemed to have distilled their multifarious sound into a cohesive synthesis of downtempo, trip-hop, electronica, […]

Album Review: Eddie Roberts’ West Coast Sounds – It’s About Time

What’s that you say? You want some new music that features the expert precision and passion of jazz, and the oomph and fire of rock, but you don’t want the […]