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Guitarist Jez Franks and saxophonist Tori Freestone co-lead this quartet in a sophisticated take on melodic yet complex, hard driving jazz, intelligent playing for a modern age.
 

Compassionate Dictatorship
Cash Cows

Compassionate Dictatorship: Cash Cows (FMR)
Label: FMR    
Released in: Great Britain    


"Guitarist Jez Franks and saxophonist Tori Freestone both teach at Leeds College of Music, and their longstanding musical partnership lies at the heart of the vibrant but sophisticated approach of their band, Compassionate Dictatorship, completed on this recording (the band's second) by bassist Jasper Høiby and drummer Ben Reynolds.

Most of the material is by Franks (though there is a co-written Franks/Freestone cut, a piece by Pete Aves and a closing arrangement, by Freestone, of Joni Mitchell's 'Both Sides Now'), and it ranges from hard-edged, bustling compositions such as the opener, 'Mushroom Effect' and the driving 'Mr Mish Mash', delivered with a pleasing swagger by both Franks and Freestone, underpinned by the rumbustious bass of Høiby and emphatic drumming of Reynolds, to more contemplative pieces featuring Freestone's elegant soprano, and Franks's thoughtful, long-lined soloing.

This area of the music, occupied in the 1990s by Sco/Lo and in the present day by the likes of Kurt Rosenwinkel, Ben Allison and the UK's own Partisans, is extremely hospitable to the particular combination of power and sensitivity encapsulated in the band's name, and Cash Cows, which is at once immediately accessible, with its bright, gutsy sound and brisk, fleet soloing, and subtle enough richly to reward repeated exposure to its eight tracks, should serve as a tasty appetiser to the quartet's unequivocally enjoyable live performances."-Vortex Jazz






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Product Information:

UPC: 649849982391

Label: FMR
Catalog ID: FMR 284
Squidco Product Code: 13073

Format: CD
Condition: New
Released: 2010
Country: Great Britain
Packaging: Digipack, not sealed
Recorded By Nic Taylor At Porcupine Studios, London, Nov. 2008. Mixed By Nic Taylor Jan. 2009

Personnel:

Jez Franks-Electric Guitar

Tori Freestone-Saxophones

Ben Reynolds-Drums

Jasper Hoiby-Acoustic Bass

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Track Listing:

1. Mushroom Effect 5:07

2. The Winkel Picker 8:33

3. Alien Landscape 8:49

4. Mr Mish Mash 7:31

5. Computers 4:41

6. Six Degrees 5:57

7. Emotional Baggage 8:30

8. Both Sides Now 5:51