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Alison Brown Quartet — Mambo Banjo
Album: Replay
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7.2

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Released: 2002
Length: 3:37
Plays (last 30 days): 2
(Instrumental)
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Happy Happy Happy!
i love it when everybody else seems to have known about something as amazing as this but i've missed the entire thing. that there is a banjo in this makes it more cooler . . . no?
İts really nice to hear it. thank you RP


 On_The_Beach wrote:

This banjo music by a banjo player would be so much better without the banjo.  {#Rolleyes}

 
Always nice to find a bit of shade in this summer heat! ;)
 Jelani wrote:
This would have been gorgeous without that banjo.
Just too acidic.
 
This banjo music by a banjo player would be so much better without the banjo.  {#Rolleyes}
This would have been gorgeous without that banjo.
Just too acidic.
Wow. um, what else? Hm. Nope. Just Wow.


You're right, because the Weather Channel would be insulted.
I'm going to say something that's true, and probably insulting even though I don't mean it to be so -- this sounds very much like something I might hear on the Weather Channel. (I like it, though!)
Nice to hear eclectic Banjo from other than Bela Fleck!
appreciating this morning's diversity
 
This is a musical slingshot of two different cultures. Great journey from one to the other and then there is the blend of both, very nice.. I danced Salsa in the kitchen to it. More than fun.
 
Thought it was Fleck, nice surprise! Going to check this album out further!
 rabbi_phil wrote:


interesting. for what it's worth my ex chased me around the basement with a claw hammer a long time ago.she too thought it was a good instrument for the job.   (escaped with only minor injuries and a new perspective on inviting her sister over when she was away) (bela fleck didn't figure in to the equation)
 

Lucky your perspective wasn't looking up from a hosptal bed!
 rabbi_phil wrote:


interesting. for what it's worth my ex chased me around the basement with a claw hammer a long time ago.she too thought it was a good instrument for the job.   (escaped with only minor injuries and a new perspective on inviting her sister over when she was away) (bela fleck didn't figure in to the equation)
 
Now Phil .. next time invite both sisters at the same time.  Play The Scissor Sisters "Take Your Momma Out Tonight" and drink cheap wine.
 
 Limpopoking wrote:
Wow!... and there I was, thinking Bela Fleck & Chick Corea had got together again (behind my back) and made something new.

WOW!

(Ok, I'm just a slut for good banjo)
 
Limpo, I could probably arrange a date for you with Rabbi_Phil, based on your last sentence. Just sayin'
Wow!... and there I was, thinking Bela Fleck & Chick Corea had got together again (behind my back) and made something new.

WOW!

(Ok, I'm just a slut for good banjo)
fantastic
 Jeff09 wrote:
Tasty!  I played claw hammer banjo a long time ago, and always thought it could be a good jazz instrument.  Bela Fleck didn't do it for me.
 

interesting. for what it's worth my ex chased me around the basement with a claw hammer a long time ago.she too thought it was a good instrument for the job.   (escaped with only minor injuries and a new perspective on inviting her sister over when she was away) (bela fleck didn't figure in to the equation)


 Rotterdam wrote:


You know, I am glad that you mentioned Bela Fleck. I recently saw him in th Netherlands, and he was trying out something new, musically. It was absolutly awful!!!

I like this, though... Lovely use of banjo.
 

actually...

in collaboration with Béla Fleck she won the 2000 Grammy for Best Country Instrumental Performance
What's not to like?
And how about Steve Martin?  I've been seeing several live show of his lately, and Utube has videos of him with Earl Scruggs on Letterman's show. You can see what I mean and play cuts from his new album "The Crow"  on www.npr.org also.

There seems to be enough RP interest and enjoyment of many styles of bluegrass, so, other than his pesonal quirky songs, he plays a mean banjo on many styles —  a really good player!

Anyone else listenen without prejudice to all good music? 
Tasty!  I played claw hammer banjo a long time ago, and always thought it could be a good jazz instrument.  Bela Fleck didn't do it for me.
Bill must be in a dancing mood today. ^_^ 
Cool!!  8/10

 Rotterdam wrote:


You know, I am glad that you mentioned Bela Fleck. I recently saw him in th Netherlands, and he was trying out something new, musically. It was absolutly awful!!!

I like this, though... Lovely use of banjo.
 

Bela Fleck is the only concert I've walked out on, about halfway through, bored out of my mind and I had wanted to go.
 DaveInVA wrote:
Reminds me of Bella Fleck... not bad
 

You know, I am glad that you mentioned Bela Fleck. I recently saw him in th Netherlands, and he was trying out something new, musically. It was absolutly awful!!!

I like this, though... Lovely use of banjo.
{#Clap}
Not a banjo fan. {#Rolleyes}
WOW follow link to her website and watch the vid AMAZING !!!!!
Reminds me of Bella Fleck... not bad
Awesome
wow that piano sounds like joe sample big time
Excellent CD....
So how cool is this? Neat song!
just can't get into this kind of stuff. It's toe -tapping background---that's about it. Although the use of banjo is interesting!
I hear shades of the Sex and the City intro in this...
¡Sabrossura!
Very nice groove on a Sunday morn. Thanks!
very good :clap:
yeeeeahhh, dancing the office away.... *stepstepstep* :bananajumprope:
I'm loving this. :dancingbanana:
A banjo can't fix an uninteresting song..... 2
Looooove it! :bananapiano:
Nice combination of genres- 5-string Banjo and a latinesque combo. Not since the Tango scare of the 1920s has banjo and south-of-the-border sounds met in a wonderous way. For other cross-overs- check out Eileen Ivers mixing Celtic fiddle with African and Latin grooves...
NewHorizons wrote:
Gotta love RP for helping open minded listeners discover new music! :clap:
Absolutely :clap: :clap:
Maybe Bela Fleck does have some peers... Can she play classical music on the banjo too?
Jacksonstat wrote:
Do it, do it! I'd love to hear more from String Cheese. I just "womaned" up a few weeks and uploaded my first tunes... of couse they're all still being reviewed. I hope they make it through!
I want to hear more about String Theory.
Nice surprise! Alison Brown is great. Never expected to hear her on RP, but glad.
jah_blessed wrote:
Love that banjo! Am I the only who appreciates good banjo work?
As a banjo player who's good enough for comedy purposes, I greatly appreciate banjo players who are better than good enough for comedy purposes. Which this is. Better than.
Fantastic! A 10! First time I hear of Alison Brown and if the rest of her material is anything like this amazing instrumental piece, I'm an instant fan! :bananajam: I see I am going to start widening my musical tastes from blues and rock and roll into jazz now with the excellent jazz selections I have heard here! (buying new CDs through RP, of course -- don't worry Bill!) Gotta love RP for helping open minded listeners discover new music! :clap:
TobalMoreno wrote:
This is great stuff, reminds me of String Cheese. *searching for String Cheese* Is it possible that the only String Cheese in the library is "Take Five," a cover?? I may have to man up and put my uploading shoes on for the first time.
Do it, do it! I'd love to hear more from String Cheese. I just "womaned" up a few weeks and uploaded my first tunes... of couse they're all still being reviewed. I hope they make it through!
bien esos timbales
This is great stuff, reminds me of String Cheese. *searching for String Cheese* Is it possible that the only String Cheese in the library is "Take Five," a cover?? I may have to man up and put my uploading shoes on for the first time.
jah_blessed wrote:
Love that banjo! Am I the only who appreciates good banjo work?
Of course not! Not when you're among RP listeners! :guitarist: :dancingbanana_2: :clap: :group-hug:
Love that banjo! Am I the only who appreciates good banjo work?
Amazon wrote:
When I first heard this piece, I thought -- hey, new Bela Fleck... But no! :yes:
Yet another of the countless reasons why we love RP...something fresh that I've never heard before, but sounds familiar at the same time. Thank you!
When I first heard this piece, I thought -- hey, new Bela Fleck... But no! This is someone new -- probably influenced by BF. The banjo/piano interaction is very nice, very fresh-sounding. I rather like Wooton's synth-axe drummitar, BTW.
davie70 wrote:
Say, anybody know who the deejay is around here? Just keeps servin' up some cool kind a vibes.
It'd be Bill G. Sea lore says he's the captain of this ship.
¡¡¡CHÉVERE!!! :music:
very nice. very nice indeed. 8)
shayde wrote:
YAY! Someone OTHER than bela fleck playing jazz Banjo! I love Bela, but it's wonderful to see other masters in the form. Go go gadget Alison Brown! This also has a far better mix of musicians IMHO. Outstanding piano and drum work. :D/
Yeah, no offense, Futureman, but this percussion is WAY better than hearing the synth-axe drumitar in the background...
Heard a great interview w/ Alison Brown on the Bob Edwards Show (XM 133) the other day...
Banjo+Mambo: Banjmambo, played in the same style as Jean Luc Ponty and his electric violin. wow
This Cd is cool -- she's got a new one that's great too. Can't remember the name of it...
the_jake2 wrote:
This is exactly the kind of music that fits RP's moto. The Jake likes it alot!!! :hug:
Glad my alter ego enjoyed this too. :kiss: I was worried for a minute there :-k
Avatard wrote:
It's making the cheeks move a little.
:roflol:
Trundles along quite nicely. Can't say much more than that.
Ok, now this chick has talent! This rules!
GREAT BAND GREAT TUNE!!
I mean, you have to play Bela Fleck now
YAY! Someone OTHER than bela fleck playing jazz Banjo! I love Bela, but it's wonderful to see other masters in the form. Go go gadget Alison Brown! This also has a far better mix of musicians IMHO. Outstanding piano and drum work. :D/
Say, anybody know who the deejay is around here? Just keeps servin' up some cool kind a vibes.
It's making the cheeks move a little.
This goes well beyond background music. Irresistable. Yum.
This is exactly the kind of music that fits RP\'s moto. The Jake likes it alot!!! :hug:
Who knew this was possible on the banjo? I dig it. :cool:
PLEASE play more instrumentals like this one.
Yes, more instrumentals. I listen wto this station while I work, and music with words is distracting!
Disturbingly hipnotic. Gotta say I like it.
KICKIN!!! Turn it UP!
Tastes like Jackson Square coffee...good!
Alison Brown is the banjo goddess - since Bela is the banjo god... If I can onlu learn to play half as well.... :)
This is so cool!
Originally Posted by BagelBoy: It DOES sound that way..but can't be for sure. Anyone know for sure?
That is Alison playing the banjo, as per AMG
Originally Posted by Platypus: very interesting. sounds like Senor Fleck on the banjo there, no?
It DOES sound that way..but can't be for sure. Anyone know for sure?
very interesting. sounds like Senor Fleck on the banjo there, no?