O’s Place Jazz Newsletter – Feb ’07
Club d'Elf – Now I Understand 3/2
O’s Notes: Here we have a spacey mix of electronics, guitars and DJs. It is rock, fusion with screaming guitars on “Vis Hnu Dub” taking us to the outer limits but then bringing back into a sense of calm with “A Toy For A Boy” including the soft vocals of Jenifer Jackson. Then there is the cool eerie funk of the title track and a taste of reggae on “Just Kiddin'”. Behind the chaos we have some fine musicians including Mat Maneri (electric viola), John Medeski (B3), DJ Logic (turntables) and producer Mike Rivard (b). But you’ve got to be ready for this level of adventure.