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Saturday, 2 February 2013

Slim Gaillard Rides Again - Slim Gaillard


A relatively late album by jazz eccentric Slim Gaillard, famed for his own semi-nonsensical hipster-speak.  Considered a dud by aficionados, to the non-attuned ear what stands out is the sheer outsider weirdness of Gaillard's patter.  Standards are put through his free-form thought mangler, and end up peppered with references to Ovaltine, cosmic explosions and giant potatoes being peeled with bulldozers.  Bad jazz, good music.


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