Kamikaze Ground Crew

Madame Marie's Temple of Knowledge

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Originally the pit band for the comedy troupe the Flying Karamazov Brothers, the Kamikaze Ground Crew defies being pigeonholed into any one genre of jazz. Great horn and reed playing is accented by the occasional addition of toy piano, accordion, and the rarely heard slide trumpet. Among the most intriguing tracks are the loping "Cowboy," the Middle-Eastern-flavored "Some Wild Water," and the campy "Poppa Dance," which must be a treat to see on stage. Worth checking out by those with wide-ranging tastes.

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