Ten latin-funk-jazz songs for lovers of the music of Antonio Carlos Jobim, Prefab Sprout, Steely Dan and Burt Bacharach.
"When you just want to convey an emotional idea, music is the quickest and most direct way to communicate. Unless I have something specific to say, words aren't required. For this album I had stuff in my personal life I was angry about or thankful for, and I wanted to express it. Sometimes a verse or two is all you need, so some of the lyrics are short. Just sing it and then get out.
Most have obvious interpretations, but Time Is Spent is more impressionistic, which I like. There are two songs each about politics, nostalgia and death. Usual easy listening stuff then!"
Hand drawn animation.
Funk meets quirk.
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"Thank God for Mr Ottewill. If all the older musicians and writers give in to the faddish youth culture fetish - then future generations will have nothing at all to listen to from this era. ... high quality with excellent production and orchestration."
"Matt O has created an album here that pushes his music forward in a new direction ... If you like your jazz easy and laid back, then this album is for you. Cool playing throughout ... Buy this album and it will be your friend throughout the long summers ..."