Dodge's jazz / groove this sees our intrepid explorers acoustically travel the more funky, soul side of jazz. Offline, the band's debut, holds the door open for serious improvisation and their organic, spontaneous approach is free of pretensions. There are no bittersweet chord clusters and no 'look at me playing'. Just the soul of Rob Burke's sax and Russell Smith's trumpet and trombone, mixed with Tony Floyd's savage back beat all woven together with Nick Haywood's bass lines. Offline not only feels good but is good for you.
released September 1, 2000
Robert Burke - Tenor & Soprano Saophone / Bass Clarinet
Russell Smith - Trumpet / Valve Trombone
Nick Haywood - Acoustic Bass
Tony Floyd - Drums / Percussion
James Black - Guitar on Offline
Geoff Hughes - Guitar on Scratch and Soul Power
Joe Camilleri - Saxophone on Russ and vocals on Four Square
Recorded and mixed at Woodstock Studio, Melbourne.
Engineered by Michael Letho, Chris Dickie, Tim Dudfield and Ross Cockle.
Assistant Engineer: Peter Camilleri
Mastered by Martin Pullan at Edensound, Melbourne.
Produced by Joe Camilleri.
Illustrations by Alison Smith
Concept by Peter Barrett
Design by Deborah Ladd
Dodge would like to thank Joe Camilleri, Andrew Walker, James Black, Peter Camilleri, Geoff Hughes, Atia Cader, Yasmin (Burke), Nellie Gibson, Che, Ella, and Ruby Rose (Haywood), Anne, Lucinda (Floyd), Oliver, Georgia, Louis, Tomas, Keely, Joey (Smith), Monique & Michelle
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