Mushroom - Foxy Music CD

This eight-piece ensemble will change the way you think about the terms "jazz" and "funk". Mushroom's unique, psychedelic soul blend will stimulate your cortex as much as it makes you groove. No other band sounds like these guys!

"Mushroom is often reminiscent of Herbie Hancock's Headhunters and Miles Davis "Big Fun" era. A prime example of contemporary soul jazz." - Down Beat

"San Francisco's Mushroom dish out the tastiest psychedelic funk you're ever likely to encounter. The groove's the thang as these tasty tracks cruise on Rhodes-driven jazz, ambient beats, surf riffs, and post rock textures." - EXCLAIM!

"Bay Area instrumental octet Mushroom has crafted some of the most sophisticated psychedelia of recent times." - San Fran Bay Guardian

Track List:
1- Grooving With Herbie mp3
2- The Greatest Pleasure in Life is Doing What People Say You Can Not Do mp3
3- I Got Blisters On My Fingers mp3
4- Joe Namath mp3
5- Foxy Music mp3
6- I Had Some Dreams, They Were Clouds in My Coffee mp3
7- Getting in Thun mp3
8- Americans Own the Moon, They Bought it From the Germans - Who Won it During A Poker Game in World War II mp3
9- Don't Blame Me, I Voted for McGovern mp3
10- Terry & Jerry mp3
11- Super Goody Bags mp3
12- For Men with Beards mp3

Forget the sexy blond on the cover, the first thing about Foxy Music that caught our eye was the record label, Clearspot, which is based out of Germany. Frankfurt, to be exact. But with a name like Mushroom, it makes perfect sense that these guys are actually based out of San Francisco. Also got a kick out of their song titles. Some, like "Americans own the moon, they bought it from the Germans - who won it in a poker game in World War II," and "The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you can not do," are funny, in a dorky kinda way. Others, are downright informative, like "Grooving with Herbie," which opens the CD with a nod to Herbie Mann's influence on Mushroom's post-fusion sound. And it's a big sound. Lots of instruments going on here, including: cornet, tuba, keyboards, guitar, flute, sax, violin, drums, trombone, guitar and bass. Surprisingly, Mushroom's polytextured soundscapes are pleasantly restrained and not too busy or abrasive, at times almost ambient. This is sophisticated stuff. - Lee Abraham