TAKING their name from George “Dubya” Bush’s name for the countries he managed to rope into a war with Iraq, jazz drummer Bobby Previte’s rotating supergroup The Coalition Of The Willing’s eponymous 2006 album is a liberating listen.
Forging jazz with classic rock sensibilities, forceful militaristic drumming and a funky edge, this post-jazz masterpiece is a revolution.
Featuring talent such as saxophonist Skerik of Syncopated Taint Septet fame and mind-bogglingly talented jazz guitarist Charlie Hunter, the tracks pay homage to jazz greats such as Miles Davis but sound more at home in the rock bracket.
So I urge you to be one of the willing too, to allow this maverick musical machine to ride roughshod over your expectations of a jazz record.
SOME of the men behind some of my favourite albums of recent years – namely The Deftones’ Diamond Eyes and Isis’ Wavering Radiant – have joined forces to form a supergroup.
Following the band’s end, members of Isis Aaron Harris, Clifford Meyer and Jeff Caxide formed Palms – and now Chino Moreno has been enlisted to join the league of droning metal purveyors.
Harris said: “We’ve worked really hard on this first release and are excited for people to hear it. It’s nice to be back behind the drum kit, and with this lineup.”
Moreno added: “Being a huge Isis fan I’ve always dug the moods these dudes convey with their sound,
“I am excited to combine my sense of creativity with theirs, and to have fun doing so.”
Not as excited as I am to hear Palms’ debut album, out later this year, Chino.