Record Store Day news: Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey – Millions: Live in Denver”


As part of this weekend’s 7th annual Record Store Day event, the experimental jazz ensemble Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey will be releasing the limited-edition LP Millions: Live in Denver.  Recorded at a recent performance at Denver, Colorado’s Dazzle Jazz Club, the music vets illustrate how their wildly varying sound transcends genre while revealing a parade of facets reminiscent of jazz, post-rock, avant-garde, and folk.  Dusting off some songs that hadn’t recently seen the light of day, the JFJO display how their own creative evolution is no obstacle to recapturing the beating heart of old compositions.

Celebrating their 20th anniversary with the Millions release and a corresponding U.S. tour, the JFJO are on something of a roll right now, with their last two releases Stay Gold and Race Riot Suite signaling a creative plateau for a group already possessing a reputation as the inventive sort.

Here’s a track from Millions: Live in Denver…

Your album personnel:  Brian Haas (keys), Chris Combs (guitars), and Josh Raymer (drums).

And here’s a video from that Dazzle Jazz Club performance…


Released on the Royal Potato Family label.

Have a great weekend, and if you headed out to Record Store Day this weekend, I hope you bring in a great haul.