Los Angeles, CA
|HomegoingiTunes Artist's PageiTunes Album Page|
|1.||From the Night Before||04:11||$0.99|
|3.||Time After Time||02:49||$0.99|
|6.||Funeral March from Mahler, Symphony No. 5||06:09||$0.99|
|7.||The Intensive Girl||03:53||$0.99|
|8.||I Just Keep Lovin' Her||01:58||$0.99|
|9.||Thinking of You||04:00||$0.99|
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.
SMILING EAR (HOLLAND)
"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."