Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band
For Patty, Melissa, Scotty, and Travis, it really is a family affair. This foursome stretches their biological connections through to their creative tissue as the Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band (DFJB), an incomparable collective with a Jazz/Americana/Soul/Folk sound that, by all reasonable accounts, functions quite nicely, thank you. As the history of their marvelous and complex family relationships comes out in their music, it is clear that this is a community, a truly relational organism. The way they work, the way they live, and the way they make music is an expression of family, through and through.
A family who plays jazz together stays together…One of the
pleasant surprises on this album is that mother and daughter
have their own quite distinctive and separately recognizable
voice. These disparate sounds come together very well both
when they solo and when they harmonize. This family
obviously enjoys working together, as there's nothing stiff or
reserved about the performances on this recommended
Dave Nathan, All Music Guide
UNDER MY HAT is a highly likeable jazz entry, the vocals
subtle and sultry, the music like sipping a nice glass full of
Scotch, and the atmosphere filled to the brim with life
Patty Carpenter & the Dysfunctional Family Jazz Band
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