Phil Dirt - Reverb Central - PO Box 1609, Felton, CA 95018-1609 USA Corky Carroll - A Surfer For President
|Two instros ride amid Corky Carroll's unique material about the sunny side of the surf in vocal form.|
Picks: Semi Gunn, Pipeline 2000
Track by Track Review
This is a sort of lounge spy jazz interpretation of Henry Mancini's "Peter Gunn." Slightly edgy sax, relentless Gunn progression on piano and bass above the thud of the kick drum. It's kind of hypnotic, but in the end its differences and originality carry it off.
A murky glissando and stereo tremolo shimmer create the right mood, but the keys carrying he melody are strange at best. It seems like "Pipeline" lost. Spooky, interesting, but not enduring really.