"One of 1995's most fun and uplifting CDs." -Bob Young, Boston Herald
"Masters of Generation X brass band music." -Matthew Bowman, Northeast Performer
New Orleans jazz with a '90's edge. Neither Dixieland revivalists
nor a brass parade band, MITS combines elements of traditional NOLA
polyphony and funk with an awareness of modern jazz styles from bop
through avant - and puts it all into a catchy, entertaining package.
They cut their teeth playing in the streets and clubs of the US and
Europe, and this is their 1995 debut recording. Special guest is Jimmy
Mazzy, a legendary figure in New England trad jazz. Freewheeling and
fun, Made in the Shade make an old style new again.
Fox, tb; Nathan Cook, ss, ts, v; Mike Peipman, tp; Paul Dosier, tuba;
John McLellan, dms; Crick Diefendorf, bj, g; Jimmy Mazzy, bj, v (3,8).
Tracks: 1.Squid Man Stomp; 2.Caravan; 3.Dinah; 4.The Mooche;
5.Mardi Gras In New Orleans; 6.St. James Infirmary; 7.Polkaspasm; 8.When
It's Sleepytime Down South; 9.Royal Garden Blues; 10.Permit Blues;
11.Ol' Man Mose; 12.Fungi Mama; 13.Splotches; 14.Basin St. Blues;
15.That's A Plenty.