Captain X - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection - jazzreview.com - Your Jazz Music Connection http://www.jazzreview.com Wed, 24 May 2017 01:16:35 -0500 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb Urban Sprawl by Mike MacAllister Group http://www.jazzreview.com/cd-reviews/fusion-cd-reviews/urban-sprawl-by-mike-macallister-group.html http://www.jazzreview.com/cd-reviews/fusion-cd-reviews/urban-sprawl-by-mike-macallister-group.html The young Berklee-born Mike MacAllister Group shows a lot more depth that their jazz-funk pedigree would indicate. On their self-released Urban Sprawl, the snapping backbea…
The young Berklee-born Mike MacAllister Group shows a lot more depth that their jazz-funk pedigree would indicate. On their self-released Urban Sprawl, the snapping backbeats and slapping electric bass negotiate trickier-than-usual chords in zigzagging yet catchy themes and multi-section arrangements. Gerad O'Shea's saxophones deal the funk via David Sanborn and Wayne Shorter, and the leader's guitar occasionally opens up for some Mahavishnu-esque blowing. What's more, we can't think of many fusionoid outfits that employ a marimba.

- Boston Phoenix Arts July 19, 2002

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Boston's Sunday Evening 'Jazz at the Hatch' http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/boston-s-sunday-evening-jazz-at-the-hatch.html http://www.jazzreview.com/jazz-news/news-story/boston-s-sunday-evening-jazz-at-the-hatch.html The young Berklee-born Mike MacAllister Group shows a lot more depth that their jazz-funk pedigree would indicate. On their self-released Urban Sprawl, the snapping backbeats and slapping electric bass negotiate trickier-than-usual chords in zigzagging yet catchy themes and multi-section arrangements. Gerad O'Shea's saxophones deal the funk via David Sanborn and Wayne Shorter, and the leader's guitar occasionally opens up for some Mahavishnu-esque blowing. What's more, we can't thi …
The young Berklee-born Mike MacAllister Group shows a lot more depth that their jazz-funk pedigree would indicate. On their self-released Urban Sprawl, the snapping backbeats and slapping electric bass negotiate trickier-than-usual chords in zigzagging yet catchy themes and multi-section arrangements. Gerad O'Shea's saxophones deal the funk via David Sanborn and Wayne Shorter, and the leader's guitar occasionally opens up for some Mahavishnu-esque blowing. What's more, we can't think of many fusionoid outfits that employ a marimba.

The MacAllisters kick off the Phoenix/FNX Sunday afternoon "Jazz at the Hatch" series at the Hatch Memorial Shell, on the Esplanade, from 5-7 p.m. Diamond Life open. Call (781) 595-6200 for details.

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