Even if their music were completely unremarkable, you’d still have to give it up for Seattle’s Dead Kenny G’s just on the basis of their name alone, never mind the fact that they claim both jazzman Milt Jackson and post-rockers Deerhoof as influences. With that in mind, the fact that the trio of keyboardist/saxman Skerik, bassist/baritone saxophonist Brad Houser (both of Critters Buggin’), and percussionist Mike Dillon make a turbulent-but-tuneful sound together just seems like icing on the cake. Nevertheless, anyone familiar with Critters Buggin’ will probably be favorably inclined to Bewildered Herd — it blends some sophisticated jazz chops with sure-footed funk/R&B grooves and a scrappy alt-rock attitude. The results don’t fit neatly into any one musical box, which means The Dead Kenny G’s (sorry, just can’t resist repeating that name) probably won’t get rich doing this. On the other hand, they’ll most likely be able to appeal to a number of different audiences simultaneously — all you really need to hear Bewildered Herd properly is a pair of wide-open ears.
Fuente: LimeWire Music Blog