Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Electric Jazz Quartet Dog Leg Dilemma new album release "Not this Time"

Introducing the incredibly eclectic and energetic new album by bassist Peter Bull's quartet Dog Leg Dilemma entitled Not This Time.

Dog Leg Dilemma is a playful and hard hitting electric jazz quartet that borrows from a wide variety of styles including heavy metal, disco, reggae, rock, funk, fusion, world music and movie soundtracks.  Their debut studio album Not This Time is a meticulously planned sonic experience, designed to flow smoothly from beginning to end as one continual experience. Unlike many freshman albums, Not This Time takes full advantage of the possibilities of the studio, featuring additional string performances, ambient soundscapes, and much more. 

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The group features Anthony Argatoff on alto saxophone, Nick Lavkulik on guitar, Peter Bull on bass and Noah Sherman on drums. Anthony's lyrical style and harmonic agility lend a slippery strength to the band's melodic voice. When Nick isn't melting faces or supplying atmosphere so thick you can almost drink it, he can be found on the front line next to Anthony, functioning as a second horn. At the back of the stage there is the rhythm section. Band leader, bass player, and composer, Peter dances along the fine line between holding down the groove and providing a running melodic commentary for what everyone else is playing. On the drum throne, Noah is a perpetual trickster, keeping things playful and lighthearted. His is the perfect rhythmic accompaniment for Peter's compositions which seamlessly fuse the frenetic, the tragic, and the comic. 

Dog Leg Dilemma originally came together in 2014 as a kind of experiment. Peter Bull created the group to play adaptations of music he had composed for several different ensembles over the past few years. A big fan of the works of Frank Zappa, Charles Mingus, Bernard Herrmann, and Canada's own Chris Tarry, Peter had always wanted to have a dedicated band to bring life to his more adventurous compositions. Listening to the output of this group, it is safe to say that this is that band. 

Dog Leg Dilemma was recently the first place winner of the Jazz Sudbury Emerging Artist Showcase which earned them a spot on the 2015 stage opening for The Borealis Quartet and Steve Hill. This accomplishment set into motion plans for the group's first studio recording. 

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