Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey return on October 11, 2005 with their brand new studio album, The Sameness of Difference, on HYENA Records.
Helmed by acclaimed record producer, Joel Dorn, the 13-track collection is a living, breathing, pulsating testament to the 12 years the Tulsa/Cincinnati-based trio has spent touring and recording together. It is unquestionably the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey’s piece de resistance–a post modern jazz masterwork.
Exploring their influences, which stretch from cutting edge indie rock to experimental electronic music to classic pop, all the while rooted in an obsession with the modern jazz canon, Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey offer interpretations of music by Bjork (“Isobel”), The Flaming Lips (“The Spark That Bled”), Charles Mingus (“Fables of Faubus”), Neil Young (“Don’t Let It Bring You Down”) Brian Wilson (“Wonderful”), Dave Brubeck (“In Your Own Sweet Way”), The Beatles (“Happiness Is A Warm Gun”) and Jimi Hendrix (“Have You Ever Been To Electric Ladyland”). Their own material is also well represented, as original compositions, “Santiago,” “The Maestro,” “Halliburton Breakdown,” “Slow Breath, Silent Mind” and “Davey’s Purple Powerline” are etched in stone for the first time ever in the studio.