Toronto Star shows NOJO some Love!
POSTED: JUNE 25TH, 2010
When you work for a record label, one of the last things you ever want to hear is that someone – especially a press outlet – is “anti” one of your artists.
However, the Toronto Star being “anti” NOJO is actually a rather cool thing. On Saturday, June 19th John Sakamoto put NOJO’s “Money” at the #1 spot of his Anti-Hit List. Confused? Well, the Star’s Anti-Hit List gives praise to cool songs that aren’t necessarily tearing up the charts, but are still friggin’ awesome to listen to.
On which this ridiculously versatile Toronto outfit led by pianist Paul Neufeld and guitarist Michael Occhipinti reconceptualize Pink Floyd’s classic The Dark Side of the Moon album, highlighted by this bracing 11-plus-minute take on that album’s lone hit. Given the original’s oddball 7/4 time signature, it shouldn’t come as a complete surprise that the material lends itself to a jazz interpretation. From the rock-solid drumming to the swinging horn solos to the sly interpolation of “Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?” this should satiate fans of both genres — or, for that matter, either. (From Explores The Dark Side of the Moon)
– John Sakamoto, Toronto Star.
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Over and out,
Adam the Intern