On September 2, the eclectic and progressive post-modern jazz group Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey will embark on a 34-city North American tour in support of their new EP, One Day In Brooklyn. The tour commences in the band’s home state of Oklahoma, drifts south into neighboring Texas before heading west to the Pacific seaboard, then north to Seattle, with various stops in California and Oregon along the way. After a show in Tulsa, the group will head east, opening seven shows for Phish bassist Mike Gordon. From there, they’ll cover the Northeast before wrapping up the tour with a handful of dates in the Midwest, including a Halloween show in Kansas City.
One Day In Brooklyn, released a day before the tour begins on JFJO’s own Kinnara Records label (in partnership with Marco Benevento’s The Royal Potato Family label), is the band’s first release since pianist Brian Haas and drummer Josh Raymer expanded the lineup to a quartet with the addition of lap-steel guitarist Chris Combs and upright bassist Matt Hayes. Recorded in one day at 58NS Studios in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, the EP features two original tunes along with interpretations of songs by Rahsaan Roland Kirk, Abdullah Ibrahim, the Beatles and Thelonious Monk.
For more information on the band, the tour and the EP, go to www.jfjo.com.