Joined: Oct 09, 2005
From: Boston, MA
|Posted: 2011-01-18 09:58 am  Permalink|
Hi music fans,
AllAboutJazz has finally published my interview with writer Gordon Marshall about exotica...at least my take on it Hope you enjoy it!
"O'Neill, in addition, sports a smaller unit that plays in clubs—an exotica quartet. If John Zorn is an exotica Picasso, O'Neill is his Georges-Braque counterpart in cubism's transposition to music. Although, like his orchestra, O'Neill's quartet is as fun and relaxing to listen to as quaffing a stiff martini, it is, likewise, complex and serious. As Zorn patches together strands of surf, Latin and "bachelor-pad" music in such bands as The Dreamers, O'Neill breaks up similar stuff and reconstructs it in kaleidoscopic reverie-scapes. More to the point, as Braque may have been the finer cubist, O'Neill may be, in the long run, a stronger exoticist than Zorn."
Full article: http://www.allaboutjazz.com/php/article.php?id=38471
Mr. Ho / Brian O'Neill
Mr. Ho's Orchestrotica
Exotica Quartet & Esquivel Big Band