Saturday, March 31, 2012

Moon Hooch - Moon Hooch

Artist: Moon Hooch
Album: Moon Hooch
Genre: Dance Jazz
Origin: USA (NYC)
Year: 2011

Moon Hooch is essentially club dance music played by a (very talented) jazz trio. The dual tenor saxophones (interweaving, but usually with a 'rhythm sax' and a 'lead sax') have a great raw, live feel; I don't know what the recording for this album was like, but the production and the improvisation fit the band's reputation of live public shows in parks and subways around New York city. It's dance music, so you'll need to bear with the repetition, though the lead sax and the drums progress very nicely through each track.

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Unrelated recommendation: You should definitely check out the new Lunar Aurora: Hoagascht. It's already going to be a tough release to unseat from my album of the year position. I'd post it up here, but I'm sure it's already all over the intertubes by now.