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Lounge Lizards


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  • Lounge Lizards: John Lurie (alto saxophone); Evan Lurie (keyboards); Arto Lindsay (12-string guitar); Steve Piccolo (bass); Anton Fier (drums).
  • Recorded at CBS Recording Studios, New York, New York between July 21 & 29, 1980.
  • Though history has largely relegated them to a blind corner of artsy fusion for people who don't like real jazz, the Lounge Lizards still sound pretty terrific today. The ironic fake jazz label they chose at the time doesn't fit today; this is more real than a lot of what's marketed as jazz right now.
  • Thelonious Monk is the clearest influence, with covers of his "Well You Needn't" and "Epistrophy" among the highlights. Guitarist Arto Lindsay sometimes dominates the proceedings with his atonal yet forcefully rhythmic guitar, but saxophonist John Lurie and his pianist brother Evan, who between them wrote most of the album, are usually in the spotlight. The noir "Incident on South Street" is something of an art-jazz standard now, but the quality of the album is consistently high, with several other tracks reaching the same musical heights.
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