07 November 2010

Tweet Tweet!

I usually don't write about an album until I've had a chance to listen to the whole thing. But here's one I'm itching to get my paws on, based on one advance track. And you should too.

Apparently klezmer clarinet king David Krakauer and Jewish mixologist/rapper Socalled started working with funk trombonist Fred Wesley back in 2005, a year before the former two released the crazy, brilliant Bubbemeises: Lies My Gramma Told Me. But the funk didn't really come into the mix until now.

Now with Wesley on board, the sound is amazing. You don't need me to tell you... just check out this video of "Tweet Tweet," and the interview with Krakauer about the project. You'll be hooked too.





Allaboutjazz.com sez:
The music is organic, extracting the diversity of styles into a unique whole that is authentic and renewed. Krakauer's clarinet trills passionately articulates the music of his Eastern European Jewish heritage, which in turn is perfectly juxtaposed with Wesley and the band's funky James Brown-like horn vamps. The pocket is deep and Thick, provided by tight rhythms, be they straight hip hop beats in the title track or fervent Yiddish dance grooves in "Moskowitz Remix."
Whether it's "The H Song"—a revised remake of the Hebrew folk song "Hava Nagila"—or "Trombonic," which combines Wesley's rotund soulful horn, clever rap lyrics and Bailey's blistering guitar run, the music represents holistic funk music of the first order. From the cool vibrations in "Push," with its equally smooth vocals and solos, to the show-stopping finale, "Abe Inc Techno Mix"—with its earth-quaking full- throttled dub-beat mixing—it's easy to understand why Abraham Inc is thrilling audiences from Europe's Transmusicales de Rennes to Harlem's Historic Apollo Theater.
Sweet.

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