Adventures in Happyland
In this musical declaration of independence, Chicago bassist/composer Ari 'Doc O' Rock' Mintz sets the foundation for impassioned, innovative, compelling solo and ensemble work. The songwriting is unique, but you will hear influences from Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin to Miles Davis and Irakere. Recorded and mixed meticulously at Chicago's renowned Uptown Studio, these all-original tunes are a delicious listening experience. From brilliant trumpet to Hammond B3 organ, from Mu-tron'ed wah-bass to growling baritone sax, from tropical bird whistles to screaming Stratocasters, each and every instrument cuts through with clarity that makes you want to turn it way up and take your own Adventure in Happyland. Joining Mintz on the record are many of Chicago's finest live and studio players including members of Liquid Soul, Chevere de Chicago, the Nightburners, and Blue Road.