Badbadnotgood – III

Released on May 13, 2014, “III” is the third album by Toronto-based jazz trio BadBadNotGood and also the first full-length to feature all their own compositions.

Track Listing : 1.Triangle (Badbadnotgood, Chester Hansen, Alex Sowinski, Matt Tavares) – 03:47 . 2.Can’T Leave The Night (Badbadnotgood, Chester Hansen, Alex Sowinski, Matt Tavares) – 04:40 . 3.Confessions (Badbadnotgood, Chester Hansen, Alex Sowinski, Matt Tavares) – 05:00 . 4.Kaleidoscope (Badbadnotgood, Chester Hansen, Alex Sowinski, Matt Tavares) – 07:06 . 5.Eyes Closed (Badbadnotgood, Chester Hansen, Alex Sowinski, Matt Tavares) – 05:58 . 6.Hedron (Badbadnotgood, Chester Hansen, Alex Sowinski, Matt Tavares) – 05:41 . 7.Differently, Still (Badbadnotgood, Chester Hansen, Alex Sowinski, Matt Tavares) – 04:43 . 8.Since You Asked Kindly (Badbadnotgood, Chester Hansen, Alex Sowinski, Matt Tavares) – 04:41 . 9.Cs60 (Badbadnotgood, Chester Hansen, Alex Sowinski, Matt Tavares) – 06:52

Musicians : Badbadnotgood – Band . Matthew Tavares – Keys . Chester Hansen – Bass . Alex Sowinski – Drums . Leland Whitty – Saxophone On (3)

Production : Produced By Frank Dukes, Chester Hansen, Alex Sowinski, Matt Tavares . Badbadnotgood – Assistant Engineer . Joao Carvahlo – Mastering . Frank Dukes – Assistant Engineer . Stephen Koszler – Engineer, Mixing . Matt Macneil – Assistant Engineer

Package : Badbadnotgood – Cover Design, Photography

Recorded 2013 – 2014.

Released On May 13, 2014 By Innovative Leisure.

(Source III | Badbadnotgood official website)

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PopMatters
While III isn’t the perfect record that we all wish it could be, it is disarming and very, very grand. As I’ve said before, I might not know an awful lot about jazz, but I know what I like, and I generally like this a fair bit.

Clash Music
Fusing vintage soul, funk and jazz and some prime hip hop cuts, it’s an enthralling listen with the sudden, jagged mixing reflecting their compositional qualities.

allmusic
“Kaleidoscope” is possibly the best track on the record, especially the latter part for its bass freakout and the way in which the group twists toward the blissful, beautiful jazz brass section and whistle-inducing melody line. “Since You Asked Kindly” could be the strangest inclusion here, as it’s almost a different style altogether. As a whole, this is a great inclusion to an already impressive catalog and it’s good to see a full-length of their own material.

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