Song Samples:
Soul Power
Volunteered Slavery


T.J. Kirk

Will Bernard - guitar
John Schott - guitar
Charlie Hunter - 8-string guitar, bass
Scott Amendola - drums, percussion

produced by Lee Townsend

Recorded at Mobius Music, San Francisco
Mixed at Different Fur Recording, San Francisco
Mastered at Masterdisk, New York

Recording engineers: Oliver DiCicco & Christian Jones
Mixing engineer: Joe Ferla
Mastering engineer: Greg Calbi

Warner Bros. Records

 

Song List

SONG LIST
1. Soul Power
2. Teo
3. Bemsha Swing
4. Shuffle Boil / You Can Have Watergate Just Gimme Some Bucks and I'll Be Straight
5. Volunteered Slavery
6. Serenade to a Cuckoo
7. Freaks for the Festival
8. Cold Sweat / Rip, Rig & Panic
9. Humph
10. I Got to Move / In Walked Bud
11. Jackie-ing

REVIEWS

"The CD features some of the most daring interpretations of the Monk canon since the liquefaction of Paul Motian and Bill Frisell. With Hunter supplying bass lines on his trademark eight-string guitar and Amendola's forceful drum work front and center, T.J. Kirk isn't about guitar heroics, though they offer fretophiles plenty of moves to drool over."
- Musician

"It swings. It funks. It crawls on its belly like a reptile...T.J. Kirk is making refreshing, innovative music with a funky groove that, at its heart, reflects the basis of all time-honored jazz; that is, a creative fusion of a variety of musical genres into something totally listenable and new."
- CMJ New Music Report

"Take equal helpings of Brown's 60's funk dance grooves, the quirky, minimal but monumental melodies of Monk and Rahsaan Roland Kirk's unique, all-encompassing vision of music and you have a heady brew...The group features three of the hottest guitarists on the scene...All four grew up listening to a world of music, and have no qualms about mixing and matching styles into a new one where bebop, hip-hop, Miles Davis' electric fusions, rock, blues, and greasy funk make jazz a viable, fun mode of expressing life in the 90's."
- East Bay Express