Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey / Panda Resistance
- Categories: Jam
- Event posted: Sept. 28, 2009
- Last updated: Dec. 3, 2009
Evolution defines the spirit of the Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey, a jammy jazz band from Tulsa. Founding pianist Brian Haas and drummer Josh Raymer made the decision at the outset of 2009 to add lap steel guitarist Chris Combs and upright bassist Matt Hayes. The new lineup emerged with a bristling energy and an invigorated sound. The quartet taps into their birthright, drawing upon "The Tulsa Sound" born of hometown heroes like JJ Cale, Bob Wills, and Leon Russell, mixed with a jazz foundation that's built upon the influence of Duke Ellington and Thelonious Monk.