Homegoing

Description: 
Tending those soul jazz roots
Composers: 
Skip Heller
Little Walter Jacobs
Jule Styne
Terry Adams
Sammy Cahn
Performers: 
Skip Heller Quartet
Lee Toft
Skip Heller
Dave Alvin
Howard Greene
Robert Drasnin
Mike Bolger
Catalog Number: 
#577
Genre: 
Jazz
Collection: 
jewish
singer-songwriter
guitar
indie
organ
Location: 

Los Angeles, CA

UPC: 
726708657727
Price: 
$15.00
Release Date: 
Jan 1, 2003
Liner Notes: 
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Format: 
1 CD
HomegoingiTunes Artist's PageiTunes Album Page
Song TitleTimePrice
1.From the Night Before04:11$0.99
2.Meydele04:46$0.99
3.Time After Time02:49$0.99
4.Nika's Dowry02:56$0.99
5.Emily Remler03:43$0.99
6.Funeral March from Mahler, Symphony No. 506:09$0.99
7.The Intensive Girl03:53$0.99
8.I Just Keep Lovin' Her01:58$0.99
9.Thinking of You04:00$0.99
10.00:00$
11.From the Night Before04:11$0.99
12.Meydele04:46$0.99
13.Time After Time02:49$0.99
14.Nika's Dowry02:56$0.99
15.Emily Remler03:43$0.99
16.Funeral March from Mahler, Symphony No. 506:09$0.99
17.The Intensive Girl03:53$0.99
18.I Just Keep Lovin' Her01:58$0.99
19.Thinking of You04:00$0.99

Homegoing

One Sheet: 

Composer/guitarist Skip Heller is regularly compared favorably with Sun Ra, Frank Zappa, and John Zorn. His new release, "Homegoing" sends him back to his soul-jazz roots.

This isn't your dad's Jimmy Smith records. He puts an extremely personal and stylized stamp on the classic Hammond B3 organ combo, combining groove tunes, standards, originals, and even a swipe at Gustav Mahler with angular surprises, not the least of which is the appearance of Grammy-winner Dave Alvin on vocals for two cuts.

Reviews: 

SMILING EAR (HOLLAND)

"Astonishing."

THE WIRE

"In a world of fakes, lookalikes, not terribly amusing kitsch, and nostalgia orgies, [Skip Heller] is in love with this music and has the skills to build something new from it."

ALL MUSIC GUIDE

"In an era when so much music is rigidly and narrowly programmed, it's nice to find someone with the vision and ability to touch so many bases. And it all belongs in Heller's world."