||Hollywood Jump CD (1998) |
Paul Lines music CDs Recording information: Capitol Studios, Hollywood, CA.
Personnel: Eddie Reed (vocals, clarinet); Meghan Ivey (vocals); Al Viola (guitar); Albert Alva, Danny House (alto saxophone); Paul Carman (tenor saxophone); Dan Barrett (trombone); Paul Lines ...
||Salty Black Wind CD |
Paul Lines CD discography I think that after this record's hot opening track, "Freight Train," and anyone would want to hang around to hear more. Sad and Tragic Demise..., along with being one of the most cumbersome titles in rock history, is a winning mixture of funky backbeats, jazz dissonance, and twisting and turning rock & roll. Baiza spends more time than usual singing on this record, and that's not always a good thing -- his vocal range is limited as is his expressiveness -- but his quirky, understated guitar playing shows the influences of Blood Ulmer, Sonny Sharrock and James Brown's great guitarist Jimmy Nolen and is what makes up for his enthusiastic, but limited singing. Tracks like "Tight Heat," "Uh Huh," and "Small World" are little gems that bob and weave around grooves so tight you couldn't pry them apart with a crowbar. While this record may disappoint those hoping for more spacious, flexible, expansive "jams," for those who like the splank sound of a thumb popping a bass string, or the crisp bang of a snare drum, UCO delivers the goods, and then some. ~ John Dougan
Recorded at Baby Monster Studios, New York in August, 1990.
Universal Congress Of: Joe Baiza (vocals, guitar), Steve Moss (tenor saxophone, background vocals), Bob Fitzer (bass), Paul Lines (drums).
Producers: Michael Knuth, Universal Congress Of.
Personnel: Joe Baiza (vocals, guitar); Elliott Sharp (guitar, lap steel guitar); Steve Moss (tenor saxophone, background vocals); Paul Lines (drums).
Recording information: Baby Monster Studios, Manhattan, NY (08/1990).
Illustrator: Joe Baiza.
||Sparkling Fresh CD (1998) |
Paul Lines albums Recorded on a 1996 German tour, this live album features probably the best-balanced lineup of the Los Angeles quartet, with Steve Gaeta and Paul Lines forming the rhythm section behind Joe Baiza and Steve Moss. Balance and savvy are key concepts in the Universal Congress Of equation -- the band is skilled enough to negotiate tricky jazz themes by Ronald Shannon Jackson ("Small World"), Odean Pope ("Kyle's Theme"), and Henry Threadgill ("Bermuda Blues") here. The bandmembers are also smart ...