Jump Yer Bones
Mondo Heptet is a seven piece group: guitar, bass, drums, bone, sax, trumpet with vocalist obviously drawing from all kinds of musical sources and assembling diverse influences into a twisted musical whole. This CD starts with a leering arrangement of a tune recorded by Fats Waller. That's followed by a straight ahead jump tribute to Wynonie Harris. Track three is twang meets swang. On track four things get less predictable with a gentle swing haiku. Swingin' For Crack is a very twisted comment on the motives of certain romeos of Swing. Track six is a lovely tango that tells the story of how the waiting johns started the tango in parisian bordellos. I Always Land On My Feet is the down beat, early sixties, tv-big band retelling of the ancient mariner. Wombat Baby is the international hit. Is that Esperanto or gibberish? Track 9 - all dressed up, no where to go. Dixie Bop - the story of Sammy, Spider, and Herman who taught the Squeebs how to swing. In The Jungle is live, live, live with outstanding solos and a liquid ensemble. Crying In Your Sleep is a moody twenty-first century blues.