Fred Redekop & Jay Taylor | As Julia....ponders the nature of the bass and mandolin instrumental, she wonders, "why these guys, and why out here?"

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As Julia....ponders the nature of the bass and mandolin instrumental, she wonders, "why these guys, and why out here?"

by Fred Redekop & Jay Taylor

Quasi-alt-folk, funky fiddle tunish, downhome downtown instrumental
Genre: Folk: Jazzy folk
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  Song Share Time Download
1. Meet Big and Dinky
3:12 $0.99
2. The Almond Lovers Ban
2:41 $0.99
3. Something About the Girl
2:27 $0.99
4. Corgy and Beth
2:52 $0.99
5. The Clue At the Five-and-a-half Bar
3:47 $0.99
6. October 23rd
3:39 $0.99
7. Let Temptation Be Your Guide
2:21 $0.99
8. Phone Call Home
2:39 $0.99
9. Wrong Turn Near the Swamp
3:02 $0.99
10. The Shameless Pursuit of Tardiness
3:08 $0.99
11. The 7th Deadly Virtue
2:38 $0.99
12. Only Two Things Left to Do
2:30 $0.99
13. When Perky Boy Talks
2:03 $0.99
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AS JULIA...............ponders the nature of the bass and mandolin instrumental, she wonders,"why these guys, and why out here?"
Fred Redekop and Jay Taylor have also pondered the nature of the bass and mandolin instrumental. Faced with the obvious lack of repertoire in this genre, they felt challenged to combine their diverse influences and fill the void. Crafted by a self described 'down home' mandolin player and a decidedly 'downtown' bass player, this original quasi-alt-folk, funky yet fiddly sojourn takes the listener through the swampy backwoods of urban suburbia.
Why these guys? Well maybe they just want to ride the crest of the wave of the looming swell of the coming popularity of the big and dinky charm of the bass and mandolin instrumental.
And why out here? It's home.



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John Kendle-Uptown Magazine

...The songs here are spry, lively and always melodic jazz-grass that will leave casual listeners marvelling ay the dexterity of Redekop's mandolin playing, while aficianados of the instrument will wonder why we don't hear more of him on other people's albums.

Jurgen Gothe

CBC Radio Two
We've played it before, and we'll play it again....because we like it.

Jeff Monk

Winnipeg Free Press
Destined for those with specific tastes but enjoyable enough for anyone who digs an oddball blend of instruments, this baker's dozen tracks from local fret-masters is a delightful listening experience. Both players have years of know-how and at this stage in their careers would rather have a little fun than try to blow everyone away with mere note production. Song titles like Corgy and Beth, The Shameless Pusuit of Tardiness and Meet Big and Dinky give you a clue as to the wobbly muse these skilled cats follow. This pair of pickin' powerhouses promotes positively piquant instrumentals that are best served with a blase weekend adfternoon at home.


I’m listening over and over and enjoying very much....
thanks so much for the CD, I’m listening over and over and enjoying very much,
it sounds really good.
the songs are excellent and well played, also, great titles (far more important that most people think)


Oh yeah....
Oh yeah.....most importantly, the material is all good enough to potentially add something of permanence to the lexicon of mandolin and bass repertoire (and create the foundation for a lexicon of big and dinky repertoire)

Trouser Von Helm

The TrouserVision Review
This is a remarkable album. Truely, we live in the age of 'fusion'.'As Julia' is a testiment to this reality. Heady Cilantro for the ears and brain!