CHAISE LOUNGE/Insomnia: They have lounge in their name and they have a certain retro vibe but this is nothing like what came out of the lounge revival craze in the 90s.
This is a modern pomo lounge with a retro vibe to set the framework but the picture in the frame is as modern as can be. A sly record on musical and lyrical levels, I hate to call it thinking man’s fun because those who skim this will think this is egghead jazz. It isn’t. With enough mixmaster involved in the sound not to simply call it jazz, this is a solidly left of center modern record that falls short of art rock on one side and short of something to flog at a dance club on the other. It’s cool no matter where you want to pin it. It’s different and if you are up for something new that mixes Brazil, jazz, witty lyrics and more, you and this record are ready for each other. Check it out.
Chris Spector – Midwest Record Review – www.midwestrecord.com
We just had Chaise Lounge perform their Chaise Symphony book with us in February. The charts are extremely well written and the band was superb. It went together very easily within a little over an hour of rehearsal and the audiences were very enthusiastic. It was great all the way around.
Dr. Patrick Miles
Director of Orchestral Activities/Professor of Horn
Brass Area Coordinator
Department of Music
Music Director and Conductor
Central Wisconsin Symphony Orchestra
Wisconsin Representative, International Horn Society
Working with Chaise Lounge and Mr. Barnett was a true pleasure. The orchestrations were enjoyable and very straightforward to put together with the band. The parts themselves were well-prepared and easy to read, making it a great show to put together with minimal rehearsal. The result was a product that was great fun for performers and audience alike!
Capital City Symphony
Associate Conductor, National Philharmonic
We had so many favorable comments about Chaise Lounge’s performance (at the Charleston Jazz Series on November 21, 2009).
What a fun group of musicians! Until the next time…
Tgraphics, LLC (Charleston Jazz Series)