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Midwest Record Reviews Concepts of MateMaToot!

May 9th, 2015

Thanks to Chris Spector, editor and publisher of Midwest Record for this review of Willie Oteri's Jazz Gunn, Concepts of MateMaToot! Check out the full Issue: Volume 38/190

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Talking about sticking to it for the cause. This was originally recorded in 2000 but Oteri felt it came out a little half assed because of budget limitations. 15 years later, he went back into the studio to buff it up and make it reflect his love of "Bitches Brew", Miles Davis and Joe Zawinul. These are not claims to brush off since he has worked with Tony Levin, Mike Keneally and others in that vein. Kind of an extension of "Bitches Brew", if you like the original, this spin off might well tickle your fancy as the grooves and vibes are right in the same pocket without being derivative. Pretty cool stuff if elephant funk is your thing.
-Chris Spector
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The Re-release of Willie Oteri's Jazz Gunn, Concepts of MateMaToot!

March 25, 2015
We will soon be re-releasing the fine album Willie Oteri's Jazz Gunn concepts of MateMaToot with new art work by Miko Zen, and enhanced audio. The album was originally released in 2000 and features great performances by Michael Malone - sax, Brannen Temple - drums, Chris Maresh - bass Willie Oteri and Chris Tondre on guitars. More info soon.

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Upcoming WD-41 Release and So Much More!

February 4, 2015
A lot of things in the works, upcoming WD-41 release with special guests TBA, more local gigs in Austin this year including A.R.T. series at the Badlands and the anual Jazz OUTside series at Kenny Dorham's Backyard. Heading to Dallas on April 28 for a show at Ash Studio, off to Italy in June for the Y2K15 mini Festival in Florence and some jams in Rome and other parts of Italy. Keep checking here or on facebook for more info.

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Art OUTside JAZZ OUTside Event, Let's take it to Italy!

July 2015

Wow, it's been quite a month so far, not the least of which was the amazing Art OUTside event as part of the Jazz OUTside series on July 23, 2015 at Kenny Dorham's Backyard in Austin Texas with live painting to improvised music and spoken word by artists Miko Zen and KD Neeley.

We are looking to take this event to other cities around the world so please contact me in interested.

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