The Jacobs Fred Jazz Odyssey is back! The Tulsa/Cincinatti-based trio has been working on their follow up to 2004’s Walking with Giants and has been in the studio with producer Joel Dorn for an album that promises interpretations of tunes by Bjork, the Flaming Lips and Charles Mingus, as well as original material. The album is set for an October release and will be released on Hyena, as was Walking with Giants.
In the meantime, the JFJO has plenty up their sleeve to keep everyone satisfied. They’ve got extensive tour dates lined up, from July to September, covering just about every city possible, from Covington, Ky. to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. And they are even opening for bass legend Les Claypool on five dates.
Tour dates are as follows:
Saturday, July 9*
The Grenada, Lawrence, Kan.
Monday, July 11*
The Variety, Atlanta, Ga.
Tuesday, July 12*
Orange Peel, Asheville, N.C.
Thursday, July 14*
Newport Music Hall, Columbus, Ohio
Friday, July 15
The Madison Theater, Covington, Ky.
Saturday, July 16
Grog Shop, Cleveland Heights, Ohio
Sunday, July 17
PepperJacks Café, Hamilton, Ontario
Monday, July 18
Tuesday, July 19
Wednesday, July 20*
Royal Oak Music Theater, Royal Oak, Mich.
Friday, July 22
10,000 Lakes Music Festivals, Detroit Lakes, Minn.
Saturday, July 30
Wicker Park Music Festival, Chicago, Ill.
Friday, Aug. 5
Riverwalk Crossing, Jenks, Okla.
Saturday, Aug. 6
George’s Majestic, Fayetteville, Ark.
Saturday, Aug. 20
Squaw Valley Brews, Jazz, and Funk, Olympic Valley, Calif.
Tuesday, Aug. 23
Vibrato Grill & Jazz, Los Angeles, Calif.
Wednesday, Aug. 24
Kuumbwa Jazz Center, Santa Cruz, Calif.
Thursday, Aug. 25
Café DuNord, San Fransisco, Calif.
Sunday, Aug. 28
Doug Fir Lounge, Portland, Ore.
Monday, Aug. 29
The Triple Door, Seattle, Wash.
Thursday, Sept. 15
University Fed. De Ouro Preto, Ouro Preto, Brazil
Friday, Sept. 16
Sao Paulo, Brazil
Saturday, Sept. 17
Mistura Fina, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
*opening for Les Claypool