Fri Dec. 8, 2023

Shake Stew
 'Lila – Album Release' (A/D)

Lukas Kranzelbinder: bass, guembri, bandleader

Astrid Wiesinger: alto saxophone

Johannes Schleiermacher: tenor saxophone
Mario Rom: trumpet
Oliver Potratz: bass

Nikolaus Dolp, Herbert Pirker: drums, percussion
special guests: Miriam Adefris: harp, Precious Nnebedum: vocals

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Hypnotic Afrobeats power Austrian septet's expansive third album. Terrible name aside, there's nothing remotely humdrum about Shake Stew. This seemingly unbalanced band – two drummers, two bassist, three horns – founded by opera-writing polymath Lukas Kranzelbinder have forged a fierce reputation sprawling sets that nod to the '60s spiritual Jazz of Alice Coltrane and Pharoah Sanders undercut with Sons of Kemet's interlocking rhythmic fluidtity. If those parallels are apparent amid the full force of I Can Feel The Heat Closing In and slow-burning, spectral progressions of So He Spoke, the 33-minute Grilling Crickets on a Straw Hut is different level, as guesting Guitarist Tobias Hoffmann and flute-wielding resident Johannes Schleiermacher soar above Kranzelbinder's boombastically grooving guembri. Able to blind you into a trance and make you dance to your knees, Gris Gris twists, blisters and burns like a fevereddream. November 2nd, 2019 by Andy Cowan