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Control Freak

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Building on the Kansas City swing of their first album, Heretic Blues, the Q6 mix up '60s groove jazz and Tom Waits-infected blues on Control Freak. Leader and drummer Kevin O'Donnell's tight grooves and open rhythms form seamlessly around deft arrangements and fearless solos, carving and shaping a jazz sound that is in every way complete. The Quality Six features Andrew Bird on violin and vocals. Most swing bands today are labeled revivalist, but Q6's repertoire is much too diverse and their performances much too original.

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I'm sure you have a couple Squirrel Nut Zippers or Big Bad Voodoo Daddy releases lying about your home. Well, this is better than any of that. --Pop Matters
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (March 8, 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Delmark
  • ASIN: B00004UENY
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #735,071 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Like it's predecessor album, Heretic Blues which is a must for any music enthusiast, this album, Control Freak contains an excellent collections of jazz tunes. Every piece of music is spiritually and musically so brilliant that it is even impossible to describe in words here. The CD starts with two exceptional nice instrumental jazz pieces "She Got the Apples" and "Man Alive". The pieces "One Lonely Drum", "Tight And Long", "The Depths", "Oh, So Quietly He Went", "Tell Everyone I Said Goodbye" and "Caravan" contains the vocal of Andrew Bird and as usual he actually performed his job with sheer perfection. Every song is undoubtedly mind blowing. Caravan has the elements of gypsy music tradition. This piece shows again how talented musician Mr. Bird is and how sexy and hot the strings of violin can be. In this CD, Mr. Bird has mastered both his vocal and strings of violin perfectly like his previously two highly acclaimed albums, Thrills and Oh! The Grandeur.
Every piece in this CD is made with sheer ingenuity by the leadership of Mr. Kevin O'Donnell. But I must mention about the the instrumental peices such as "The Blanket Drag" and "Thanks For Dinner" which are extremely lively. "No More Oscar" sounds quite like funeral parade or marching jazz sound. The CD ends with a nice monologue or rather a recitaion as if it is a poetry. The lyrics of this piece "Chocolate Egg" is taken from an actual event from Mr. O'Donnell's childhood as it is claimed on the cover of this CD. Thanks Mr. O'Donnell for sharing his personal experience with us, though at cost of few bucks!
On the cover of this CD it is written that this CD has the influence of Tom Waits-infected blues.
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this is a really wonderful album. the first "quality 6" release was pretty good, but this is a lot more fun. there's a lot of style and personality with this group, and plenty of musicianship to go with it. the only song i'm not too impressed with is "caravan", but i've never really liked that song, so i feel guilty holding it against koq6 for failing to change my mind. there are plenty of strong tracks, but the big crowd pleaser i'm sure is the opening song, "she's got the apples". that song ROCKS. the rest of album never matches the hyperness that it starts off with, but you don't really feel sorry about it. it veers off in all kinds of different directions and finally closes with what most people would probably consider to be a novelty song, the spoken word "chocolate eggs" (which, despite several listenings, i have yet to tire of).
buy this cd, and you won't be disappointed. personally, i wished i lived in chicago so i could check these guys out on regular basis. if only...
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Like it's predecessor album, Heretic Blues which is a must for any music enthusiast, this album, Control Freak contains an excellent collections of jazz tunes. Every piece of music is spiritually and musically so brilliant that it is even impossible to describe in words here. The CD starts with two exceptional nice instrumental jazz pieces "She Got the Apples" and "Man Alive". The pieces "One Lonely Drum", "Tight And Long", "The Depths", "Oh, So Quietly He Went", "Tell Everyone I Said Goodbye" and "Caravan" contains the vocal of Andrew Bird and as usual he actually performed his job with sheer perfection. Every song is undoubtedly mind blowing. Caravan has the elements of gypsy music tradition. This piece shows again how talented musician Mr. Bird is and how sexy and hot the strings of violin can be. In this CD, Mr. Bird has mastered both his vocal and strings of violin perfectly like his previously two highly acclaimed albums, Thrills and Oh! The Grandeur.
Every piece in this CD is made with sheer ingenuity by the leadership of Mr. Kevin O'Donnell. But I must mention about the the instrumental peices such as "The Blanket Drag" and "Thanks For Dinner" which are extremely lively. "No More Oscar" sounds quite like funeral parade or marching jazz sound. The CD ends with a nice monologue or rather a recitaion as if it is a poetry. The lyrics of this piece "Chocolate Egg" is taken from an actual event from Mr. O'Donnell's childhood as it is claimed on the cover of this CD. Thanks Mr. O'Donnell for sharing his personal experience with us, though at cost of few bucks!
On the cover of this CD it is written that this CD has the influence of Tom Waits-infected blues.
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I found my way to Kevin O'Donnell's cds through my love of Andrew Bird's music. Now Kevin O'Donnell's Quality Six shares pride of place at the very top of my playlist.

Each track is tightly woven and masterfully played. Lyrics are often delivered with wit and always executed with flair. O'Donnell's drums shimmer and Bird's violin just plain sings.

What's more, this music is flat-out fun. "Control Freak" and "Heretic Blues" got me through the grueling ordeal of studying for the NY Bar Exam. And if I actually pass, I will find Mr. O'Donnell and I will buy him a drink.
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