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Medicine Hat

  • 1. Close Shave, Pt. 1
    2. Boomtown
    3. Medicine Hat
    4. Prankster
    5. 3-Ply
    6. Koko a Poko
    7. Trap Door Spider
    8. Nobody's Looking
    9. Tank Top
    10. Pollyanna
    11. Do Not Bend
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 539325

  • Credits
    ProducerLee Tonwsend; Lee Townsend
    EngineerChristian Jones

    Personnel: Will Bernard (electric & slide guitars); Beth Custer (clarinet, bass clarinet); Jeff Cressman (trombone); Rob Burger (Hammond B-3 organ, accordion); John Shifflett (bass); Scott Amendola (drums, percussion); Peter Apfelbaum (percussion).
    Recorded at Mobius Music, San Francisco, California.
    Personnel: Will Bernard (guitar, slide guitar); Rob Burger (accordion); Beth Custer (clarinet, bass clarinet); Jeff Cressman (trombone); Scott Amendola (drums, percussion); Peter Apfelbaum (percussion).
    Audio Mixer: Judy Clapp.
    Recording information: Mobius Music, San Francisco, CA.
    Illustrator: Henrik Drescher.
    Medicine Hat, the debut recording from the Will Bernard 4-Tet, is an engagingly eclectic set of adventurous contemporary jazz. Much like Medeski, Martin and Wood, Bernard has a rootsy worldbeat groove that draws heavily from soul-jazz, but his solos are far more ambitious and risky than those of the trio. There are a few moments on Medicine Hat where Bernard and his mates meander instead of explore, but on the whole, it's a first-class debut. ~ Leo Stanley

  • Critic Reviews
    Musician (5/98, pp.87-88) - "...Organ and guitar spin chilly little circles around each Jimmy Smith and Wes Montgomery back in the day....There's hair-raising wah-wah breaks all over this album, as well as a sense of slightly tempered wailing-rock improvisation riding the jazz grooves..."
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