Thursday, 20 February 2020
East Of Eden - Armadillo (2000)
The tenth album from this British band.
The band was a trio on this album with a lineup of violin, viola, saxophones, bass, drum programming, guitars, synths and some vocals.
I have to admit this band is a bit of a mystery to me.
The band started out as an avant-garde band, moved to folk and country before then moving to jazz.
Their 1997 album Kalipse was a gypsy jazz album. The band continues down that path with the one hour long Armadillo too.
There is a lot of saxophones here and a lot of violins too.
The violin solos is very much in the gypsy tradition and the music too is pretty much in that area.
The music is though pretty laidback and lets the solos get their own space. The music is nice enough, but not particular good or even exciting.
This is a decent enough album. But I cannot say it really makes me listen too much as the music is too standard laid back jazz.