formation Under The Lake consist of Jayson Tipp (keyboards),
David Evans (tenor sax), John Moak (trombone) Brian
Foxworth (drums), Evan Mustard (guitar), and Kenny Franklin
(bass), furthermore Nat Caranto (alto sax), and Joe Powers
(harmonica) as special guests.
Their debut album was Dive In (1993), followed by
Up For Air (1995), People Together (2007)
and Jazz, Groove & Attitude (2018). All songs were
written by Jayson Tipp with the exception of George Is
His Name, which he co-wrote with sax player Quintin
Gerad W. The Portland, Oregon-based group will release their
fourth album on February 23.
The album takes off with Breaking Through, a solid
horn enhanced tune with a fine arrangement. Undoubtedly, the
strength of the group lies in their live qualities, in which
all band members contribute equally to the success of the
piece as in the contemporary jazz tune Good Things.
Starting point for November 30th is Jayson Tipp's
keyboard sequence from which logically unfolds the structure
of composition in inevitable consequence. George is His
Name is a tribute to the late keyboard legend George
Duke. Evan Mustard's guitar caresses the ears of the
audience, the brass section sets an impressive finale.
In the center of Fathers Day, John Moak acts on the
trombone, pushing the song powerfully. In the finely tuned
interaction of Second Time Around, many nuances of
each instrument can be discovered. Ljt presents the
unusual but successful combination of Joe Power's harmonica
with the brass section of the band. Full of Life is
the appropriate title of this contemporary jazz piece with
an organic feeling for horns and organ.
I Just Can't Wait gives spacious room to the horn
members of the group, but the guitarist isn't neglected too.
Vitality that breathes to life into an iconic classic.
Rise and Shine offers beside a Chicago like horn
arrangement a wild going organ and a sonically sounding
guitar. With the final September Groove the band
gives each member the opportunity to present his instrument
in the forefront always keeping the melody in view.
Jazz, Groove & Attitude is a team work of a typical
contemporary jazz group, a highly committed and well
interacting formation of prolific musicians.
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Title: Jazz, Groove & Attitude
Artist: Under The Lake
Genre: Smooth Jazz
Label: Mind In Overdrive
1 Breaking Through 4:12
2 Good Things 5:54
November 30th 6:49
4 George is His Name 5:31
6 Second Time Around 5:29
7 Ljt 5:11
of Life 7:04
9 I Just Can't Wait 5:12
10 Rise and Shine
11 September Groove 6:17