There is an old joke that jazz is five musicians playing five different songs at the same time. Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey managed to both prove and disprove that statement during their set at 2720 Cherokee on Saturday.
Oklahoma isn't usually associated with the word "jazz," but Tulsa natives Jacob Fred Jazz Odyssey whirl like dervishes, creating experimental music from wisps of jazz, blues, funk, rock and all styles in between.
"You shouldn't do a job just to do it; you should do a job because you give a damn," says Jason Robinson, host of the Mixtape on 88.1 KDHX.
I had some concerns before this Lemonheads show, most notably wondering whether we were going to get the Evan Dando we all know and love or the Evan Dando that shuffles onstage and half asses the set in a daze.
Their names are often scribbled at the bottom of the show posters in marker or in italics on the venue website. Sometimes they're a complete surprise.
Although they may not be as well known as the bands they've influenced, alt-rockers Meat Puppets continue to play the country-tinged, psychedelic rock that their fans crave.