Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Pete Yellin - Mebakush

Some great songs are fleeting and complicated, such that you have to think through them, imagining where they're going to be before they get there. Pete Yellin's Mainstream debut Mebakush is a perfect example. This nine minute workout, produced by Bob Shad, is psychedelic jazz at it's finest. The subtle interplay between Kenny Barron's spaced out electric piano, bassist Stanley Clarke, and drummer Billy Hart --ably assisted by Shad's weirdo mud-soup production-- conspires to imply a totally different song from the one you're actually listening to.

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