THE NIGHTCRAWLERS

Down in the Bottom

2011-03-06

"Down in the Bottom" was recorded in Vancouver at Corey Weeds' club, The Cellar. Styling themselves after other Hammond B3-based bands of the 50s and 60s such as Jimmy Smith and Hank Marr, The Nightcrawlers have created accessible blues-based jazz. Some of the songs are performed by the quintet alone, but others include additional musicians for a big band sound, such as album opener "Apercu" and "Love Bowl". The best tracks, though, are "Going Down" and the title track. Both of these songs bring to mind hipsters in go-go boots, grooving in a smokey jazz club circa 1964. This is easily digestible stuff that might get your booty shaking. Rebecca Ruth

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