Joey Baron We'll Soon Find Out
- Released: May 8, 2000
- Label: Intuition
CMJ - 8/7/00, p.40"...Swings with a warm laid back groove....great raw material..."
JazzTimes - 11/00, pp.76-7"...Equally cerebral and tasty, inventive, expertly played and nicely engineered, fully capturing the keen interaction between Carter, Baron and Frisell..."
- 1.Slow Charleston
- 2.Closer Than You Think
- 4.Time to Cry
- 6.Bit O' Water
Personnel: Joey Baron (drums); Arthur Blythe (alto saxophone); Bill Frisell (acoustic & electric guitars); Ron Carter (bass).
Recorded at Avatar Studios, New York, New York.
Personnel: Joey Baron (drums); Bill Frisell (acoustic guitar, electric guitar); Arthur Blythe (alto saxophone).
Recording information: Avatar Studios, New York, NY.
Photographer: Anthony Barboza.
Although primarily known as a member of the New York downtown band of eclectics, drummer Joey Baron's musicianship is deeply rooted in tradition. He rides the thin line between acoustic jazz improvisation and free-for-all experimentation while always keeping an ear out for styles as diverse as country, classical, and world music. On WE'LL SOON FIND OUT, Baron reflects this dichotomy in his masterful performances, his advanced compositions, and his choice of sidemen.
Guitarist Bill Frisell's eclectic twang fits into Baron's musical enterprise perfectly, matching the drummer's earthy approach and eccentric leanings hand in glove. From meandering ballads like "Time to Cry," to the rollercoaster swing of "Equaled," the two ride the fringe while stalwart bassist Ron Carter lays down his firm foundation with nary a quiver. Saxophonist Arthur Blythe is in fine form, too, bending and swaying snaking lines on the bluesy opener "Slow Charleston," and the bouncing mambo "Junior." Baron drives it all with his slightly slanted jazz drumming that looks at both the past and future with each crash, thump, and clang.
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