Jumbo

Larger Than Life [EP]

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Despite the title of this EP, Jumbo have nothing to do with that Bill Murphy film featuring the same name. Instead, the Larger Than Life EP represents a playful tone of circus music maintained throughout the album. The catch, however, is that Jumbo consist of more than 25 revolving members whose ages range between grade school and college level. With a style that entails loosely playing various woodwind and brass instruments off-key and out of tune, Jumbo's sloppiness is compensated for by their innocence and playful enthusiasm. Even their loose rendition of the Mancini classic "Baby Elephant Walk" is nothing short of brilliant, given the fact that half of the members don't even know how to play their instruments.