Randy Hoexter Group – FromageMay 25, 2012 / No Comments / Tags: Dave Weckl, Fromage, Jimmy Haslip, Randy Hoexter, Sam Skelton, thejazzpage.com, Tom Knight, Trey Knight
Fromage is the Randy Hoexter Group’s take on some of the cheesier pop tunes of our times. Don’t even look at the titles. Just put it on and push play, because what you expect based on your memories of the original tunes, and what you’ll get here are something entirely different. Pianist Randy Hoexter provides some excellent arrangement of the tunes that renders them jazzy, grooving and swinging. The group, comprised of some high calibur musical talents, turns the campy tunes from several decades into uniquely good creations. Joining Hexter in this effort are drummer Tom Knight, guitarist Trey Knight, saxophonist Sam Skelton, as well as guests Jimmy Haslip on bass. Dave Weckl on drums. The sound is big, brilliant and definitely good listening .
Click here to listen to a clip of “Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves”.
Tracks: Gypsys, Tramps & Thieves, You Light Up My Life, Delta Dawn, Muskrat Love, Escape (The Pina Colada Song), I’ve Never Been To Me, Seasons In The Sun, Yummy, Yummy Yummmy, Honey/Dies Irae, Billy , Don’t Be a Hero, Canon.