MP3 8 Legged Monster - JAZZ: Bebop
A 9 piece jazz band that explores bebop, swing and modern jazz.
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JAZZ: Bebop, JAZZ: Big Band
Mike started The 8 Legged Monster in 2007 to bring an element to the Jazz community that has been lacking in recent years: the excitement of densely arranged smaller sized big-band which honors tradition and encourages exploration. Since its conception, the 8 Legged Monster has been turning the heads of San Francisco''s Jazz community. The unique arrangements offer the classic sound of early Bebop with an entirely new attitude and approach to harmony. The 8 Legged Monster has such a distinct sound because they encompass all the musical styles that the jazz lineage has passed through, from swing to free-jazz, yet their approach has a noticeably original and fresh sound. The 8 Legged Monster has already become a favorite group among the jazz musicians in SF, and is hailed as one of the most entertaining and fun new bands to hear. The structure of 8 Legged Monster has been a great tool for Mike to use for musical discovery and experimentation in Be-bop, Swing and Modern Jazz. His strong foundation in composition and arranging allow him to use the Monster’s 6 horn set up as any other Jazz arranger would use a full big-band.
The Band Members are: Mike Irwin Johnson (guitar/arr.), Mike Olmos (trumpet), Rob Barics (clarinet), Gabe Eaton (alto sax), Noel Jewkes (tenor sax), Danny Grewen (trombone), Fil Lorenz (baritone sax), Smith Dobson (drums) & Seth Ford-Young (bass).
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