Skerik’s Syncopated Taint Septet
Hyena, 2006, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Fusion
O’s Notes: This septet has a funky fusion sound underscored with club beats. “Fry His Ass” is tight and feels good with some great brass work including Skerik on tenor sax. While there were no vocals, we felt the anger coming through loud and clear. The dynamics were strong and the variety of songs wide. We liked the complexity of funky tracks like “Taming The Shrew”. It is much more than a few cool riffs. There is also nice work by flutist Hans Teuber on “Go To Hell Mr. Bush”.