A blog about the things I find accidentally on Spotify while looking for something else
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.