With thousands of votes submitted, the people have spoken! Here are your winners of Oklahoma Gazette’s Woody Awards for 2012!
Best in Jazz: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey
Not long ago, we called the state’s reigning alt-jazz act “the QuikTrip of eclectic, often improvisational fusion jazz.” For the Tulsa-based Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, that label [...]
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey – Race Riot Suite – Kinnara Records
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Who knew such whacked-out music could come from Tulsa? Hell, anywhere! The Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey formed in 1994 in Oklahoma, playing a form of jazz that quite literally doesn’t sound like anyone, at [...]
There is an old joke that jazz is five musicians playing five different songs at the same time. Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey managed to both prove and disprove that statement during their set at 2720 Cherokee on Saturday.
Miles Davis’ “Bitches Brew” was in full swing over the sound system when local rockers Something in [...]
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey – February 25th & 26th – Dazzle Jazz
BY JON PRINS – MARCH 1, 2012
POSTED IN: PHOTOS, REVIEWS, SLIDESHOW ARTICLES
Stage Presence: A+
Set/Light show: N/A
Starting on February 19, 2012 Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey began releasing a special series of A & B sides. These lo-fi unmastered tracks capture a raw, distilled, and reconstructed version of The Race Riot Suite material.
The A Side consists of a short & condensed solo piano version of a song from The Race Riot [...]
Nippertown has named The Race Riot Suite the #1 jazz album of the year!!
…and the Number One Jazz CD of 2011:
1. Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey’s “Race Riot Suite” (Royal Potato Family)
An African-American community in Tulsa was basically wiped out over two days in 1921, and then the riots were promptly wiped [...]
We are honored to have The Race Riot Suite listed as one of the Best Large Ensemble jazz releases of 2011 by The New York City Jazz Record! Pick up your copy of the January 2012 issue now to see who else made the list:
Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, Band
JFJO may be touring internationally and garnering praise worldwide, but the ensemble returned home to Tulsa — both literally and figuratively — for The Race Riot Suite. Recorded at [...]