Unhinged Sextet

Don't Blink

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...one sample of this album is enough to dispel any thoughts of a musical group that is coming apart, unhinged in any way. Far from the truth, as the brilliant play and sophisticated compositions from the band will surely illuminate.
ALL ABOUT JAZZ

Comprised of six performers and composers, all with stellar resumes but based in far-reaching corners of the country, the members of the Unhinged Sextet were originally drawn together through long-standing mutual associations. After gathering in Arizona for their debut, 2015's "Clarity," they were compelled to further explore the writing, emotions, and aesthetic the grouping inspired. The resulting performance of eight original compositions displays the warm regard the players have for each other's talents and a collective group dynamic clearly moving forward. "...the elegant performances and imaginative writing make for a cohesive and uniformly enjoyable listening experience...sophisticated and charming jazz that also has a much-needed common touch." - Chicago Jazz Magazine


Track Listing:

1. Don't Blink (Michael Kocour) 5:37
2. The Swinger and The Saint (Will Campbell) 5:34
3. Low Talk (Matt Olson) 6:55
4. None The Wiser (Vern Sielert) 5:14
5. Purple Lilac (Matt Olson) 7:12
6. Autumn Fall (Will Campbell) 5:49
7. Folk Tune (Jon Hamar)6:51
8. Sense of Semantics (Michael Kocour) 6:37

Performers:

Vern Sielert - trumpet & flugelhorn
Will Campbell - alto saxophone
Matt Olson - tenor saxophone
Michael Kocour - piano
Jon Hamar - bass
Dom Moio - drums

Production Info:

Produced by Will Campbell, Michael Kocour, and Matt Olson
Recorded & mixed by Clarke Rigsby at Tempest Recording, Tempe, AZ
October 7-8, 2016
Mastered by Nathan James at Vault Mastering Studios Inc., Phoenix, AZ
Band photographs by Mary Ann Kinsman
Cover design & layout by John Bishop


Reviews of Don't Blink

Midwest Record (Chris Spector)
The consensus is that the only reason to call this crew Unhinged is because they are in different parts of the country and convene once a year to record. This is too much of an ensemble to be unhinged so if you are looking for some pots and pans music, look elsewhere. This is a swinging bunch of jazzbos that show their impressive debut wasn't th ...







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