Hollywood Squaretet* - Tet-Offensive
Label: Gulcher Records - GULCH 603 • Format: CD Album Digisleeve • Country: US • Genre: Jazz • Style: Free Jazz, Comedy, Free Improvisation
Honest and unpretentious, as un corporate as one can get, nothing gets pretty here. Explicit language, Hollywood Squaretet* - Tet-Offensive grab a beer. Production is a bit dry and in your face. Free you mind and your ass will follow" -George Clinton. In a world of growing media conglomerates records like this stand out lyrically as well as musically, free in thought Florent Pagny - Dors expression.
Thereto we all owe a great deal of thanks to Thomas Edison for the recording medium but also to the internet for free expression. Stripped down raw, powered by an 8-Ball, two exiled punk rockers, years of old Albert Ayler records and a angry stand up ex-comic. Accompanied by the ghost of Lenny Bruce…. A free jazz trio who invite guitar playing friends on some tracks to unleash years of frustration with the musik industry, jobs, wives, and just assholes that abound in daily life.
All this is plainly explained by Copcar who manages to work the microphone like a seasoned comic whilst drilling his drum kit. Meanwhile Kawamura's Saxophone tangles with Homer's bass like enemy soldiers under the machinegun fire of Copcar. This trio Could easily set off a new trend for the Hollywood Squaretet* - Tet-Offensive Production is a bit dry with microphones in the red on the sax but lacking on the volume of comedic one-liners by Larry Scarono Copcar.
This CD obviously represents an impromptu collection of recordings that must best represent the band's feelings about commercial Hollywood Squaretet* - Tet-Offensive and political correctness. Music today, and the whole of our censored media, needs more heroes like this and I can only hope these guys have more to come. Even after one has spent quality time with tet offensive, that impression lingers, and why not?
Yet there is something magnetic at work beneath their free form strain and bleat, their off-the-cuff clamor, their loose, unhinged flow, that makes this records worth returning too. Theres also the sense that these guys know exactly what theyre doing here: displaying virtuosity within clouds of chaos.
And isnt that something we all strive to accomplish? Tet Offensive is spontaneous free flowing freak the funk out. Frantic desperate saxophone wailing with enough humor to set it apart from the mainstream.
Free improvised jazz I'm there and I'm ready to get fucked up by the convulsive drums, spastic saxophones and Hollywood Squaretet* - Tet-Offensive jabs. This is Fuck You jazz That's the most Hollywood Squaretet* - Tet-Offensive You' thing about this. This is super-articulate and dexterous and like a spontaneous confrontation. This is how they exchange blows in Los Angeles jazzland!! This is the Fuck You jazz offensive and it's intense and stirring. You can't handle it?
Fuck you! You love it Fuck you!! You're involved now so either get fucked or get involved in the fucking. I'll see you there! Gulcher Records. Todd Homer and gang engaging in even more free jazz merriment aided this time by the guitar of Joe Baiza, a name that rings a bell somewhere but Menace & Adam Are The Heartbreakers - Heartbreaker just can't put my finger on it, or up it for that matter.
I'll betcha that CD Baby already carries it so give 'em a try. Anyone who dosen't realize this is awesome is fucking stupid. A Im A Believer - Stereo MCs - Supernatural jazz ensemble that shouts obscenities at you while playing.
Independence being able to use your limbs for separate rhythms is off the charts, especially when you consider his voice is almost like one of those limbs. Because this was recorded live in a club in Los Angeles, some of these diatribes sound a little personal, Copcar calling out members of his audience maybe, taunting and challenging them to improv-argue back at him.
Meanwhile, guitar, trumpet and upright bass pretty much play whatever they feel like playing. Notes are fast, blunt, wild, random, discordant and most importantly, furious. Which, of course, is pretty awesome, and really fucking funny. It makes Hollywood Squaretet* - Tet-Offensive a tough listen in one sitting, though. The Hollywood Squaretet Tetosterone! Big Takeover Magazine. For some reason, a lot of musicians from the original LA punk scene have been turning to jazz as their main musical outlet.
Together they sound like an Ornette Coleman session. As can be imagined, Tetosterone! Gulcher Records gulcher. Jazz can swing, and jazz can be noise.
For some reason, I find it more tolerable in jazz than, say, rock or No Wave, back when. Sign In Sign-Up. Would you like to make this site your homepage? It's fast and easy Yes, Please make this my home page! No Thanks. Don't show this to me again. Just like in the '40s or whenever, except not on inch vinyl, apparently. And OK, post-punk jazz might not count. Though the post-punk jazz trio with an Angry Samoan in it lasts longer.
If you missed the Squaretets' first two you'll probably miss this one but as for the one who have latched on, you know what your doody is. I did not know what to expect from this CD It is jazz influenced with a great sense of humor. And excellant musicianship And it is recorded live! Drummer Vocalist Larry Copcar played with the late Sam Kinison along with being a stand Hollywood Squaretet* - Tet-Offensive comic himself Barack Obama.
He ain't no Martin Luther King. He ain't My Blood Aint Runnin Right - Black Joe Lewis - Electric Slave Motherfucking James Brown. Or for that matter Kathy Griffin. This CD is jazz and they definitely speak their minds But most important they have the chops