Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey have always been a fun, playful group (even when making music about complicated subjects like race riots in Tulsa). The quartet of Brian Haas on acoustic piano/Fender Rhodes/bass Moog and synth, Chris Combs on electric guitar/lap steel and synth, and Josh Raymer on drums are set to share this playfulness in a new live album, The Battle for Earth, which they recorded over two nights of live sets at Denver, CO’s Dazzle. The album is out next month on the Royal Potato Family label. To get you ready, check out the video for “Tetherball Triumph” after the jump.
The group is also spreading that same energy throughout the country with tour dates sprinkled here and there, including opening for Thundercat in Tulsa on September 22nd. Take a look at the tour dates below.
September 19 – Oklahoma City, OK – WestFest
September 22 – Tulsa, OK – The Vanguard (#)
September 26 – Guthrie, OK – Taloa Music Fest
October 9 – Kansas City, MO – Oddly Correct ($)
October 10 – Kansas City, MO – Oddly Correct
October 16 – New Orleans, LA – The Howlin’ Wolf (%)
October 22 – Albuquerque, NM – The Outpost
October 23 & 24 – Denver, CO – The 1up (^)
October 30 & 31 – San Francisco, CA – Docs’ Lab (&)
November 5 & 6 – Seattle, WA – Earshot Jazz Festival @ Royal Room (^)
November 7 – Portland, OR – The Goodfoot Lounge (*)
# – w/ Thundercat
$ – w/ Mark Southerland
% – w/ Youngblood Brass Band and Mike Dillon Band
^ – w/ Skerik
& – w/ Skerik and Chris Noonan
* – w/ Skerik, Wil Blades and DJ Logic
The Battle for Earth, the new live album from Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, is out September 4 on the Royal Potato Family label.
Nextbop Editor-in-Chief Anthony Dean-Harris hosts the modern jazz radio show, The Line-Up, Fridays at 9pm CST on 91.7 FM KRTU San Antonio and is also a contributing writer to DownBeat Magazine and the San Antonio Current.