Kneebody: The Line
Label: CONCORD JAZZ INC.
2013 release, the fourth album for this Alt-Rock band. Their sound is... explosive Rock energy paralleled with high-level nuanced chamber ensemble playing, with highly wrought compositions that are balanced with adventurous no-holds-barred improvising. All "sounds-like" references can be set aside; this band has created a genre and style all its own. This project explodes with Rock and Jazz influences through engrossing improvisational instrumentals, includes 12 original compositions, and contributions from various members of the group. Kneebody draws upon influences spanning D'Angelo's Voodoo to music by Elliot Smith, Bill Frisell, and Miles Davis