aunt jamamas big band vigilantes / Press

““An experience not unlike that bit in a movie where a child wanders into some weird wonderland and ends up gazing about in slack-jawed delight.””

Jason - Jason

“Come check this strange musical concoction out, ajbbv has been rocking seattle stages for a while now with their live space jazz thang.”

“Bass-and-drum grooves, electric piano, and squalls of guitar noise all contribute to the spaced-out mood of this 37-minute EP, which straddles free jazz, trip-hop, and ambient music. It's heady stuff, and definitely not easy listening. ANDREW GOSPE”

“This is jazz for punk rock. Fucking godly. I bet they play this shit at the bottom of the Ocean. While your spirit lies in a sunken ship, you listen to this.”

"Seattle improv ensemble Aunt Jamamas Big Band Vigilantes blend acoustic and electronic instruments with electronic sampling and effects with liberal usage of wit and melodic structure to create music that straddles avant garde, jazz, and rock."

“ “Aunt Jamamas Big Band Vigilantes friended you on Myspace” might be the saddest words I read this year. ”

“They are from Seattle, WA. No they’re not grunge, pre, during or post. They’re style is a bit of noise rock, some psychedelic, some ambient and at times, a little jazzy. Odd for my taste but still pretty good.”

“ you know i booked a couple shows for you guys at the chai house in ballard. ive seen you guys play alot. great to hear the new tracks!”

JupiterMusic - JupiterMusic

“Rodzmatos 29 Dec 2010 at 22:16 Thank you so much for contributing such a great track to sound deconstructions. Best, Jaime Rodríguez Matos”

Jaime Rodríguez Matos - Jaime Rodríguez Matos

“brilliant music ambient and hypnotic stuff just love it rock on hard!!!”

“i'm so glad that you found me. your music sounds incredible. i really love it!!! it would be so great to see you in germany soon.”

“your songs are really awesome, super fantastic :D i love them!”

“Weird, but enjoyable stuff. I like it.”

“I listened to a few of your works. Very interesting and definitely non-traditional which is always a good thing! Thank you!”

“This stuff is SWEET!! You guys really have it down - you really create an alien landscape with your sound.”

“really digging these tracks guys. do you guys do shows in the seattle area? my brother lives there right now and loves mm&w style experimental jazz.”

bh2020 - http://soundcloud.com/bitchhouse2020

“diggin all the trippy ass tracks nice work...”

“Aunt Jamama’s is over 5 years old and they have really evolved. While they are still experimental and dark and improvisational, they have matured; the music is interesting in both rhythm and key. I was mesmerized by them. When Green Chili went on after them I was so in that space that a lot of what I was doing (on the bass) was to try to live up to the great vibe Aunt Jamama’s got going.”

“Seattle’s improv ensemble Aunt Jamamas Big Band Vigilantes may be described as avant garde but their liberal usage of wit and melodic structure makes them quite acceptable to those who tend to avoid the atonal. In fact, their improvisatory meanderings do not sound all that free-style at times, leaning heavily to both jazz and rock. The mix of acoustic ensemble with electronic sampling and effects keeps them interesting throughout this live recording. This is certainly worth a listen. Another fine album from the very eclectic.”

“ur musik sucks balls”

“Awesome show as usual last night. Thanks for letting us share the stage w/ ya ”

“you guys were so awesome the other night that i logged into my practically dormant myspace account just so i could add you. :) ”

“its like a piegasm ( thats when a pie blows up because it has an orgasm ) ”

“Very cool. I also dig thee tunes, Love- Yogoman ”

“pretty sick da beats i like it”

“i like it (= very soulful. and easy to listen to. ”

“I am digging your sounds”

“cool shit”

“I heard this on the radio when it aired. I have listened to Sonarchy for a long time and I have to say this is one of the more interesting of the shows. Sometimes catchy, sometimes raw, sometimes experimental it is an interesting journey from beginning to end. This is a spacy, droning, trip hop blend of noise and melody. There are also some funny spoken word samples.”

“Interesting sound experimentation. Love the samples, sax and piano. I think I have found my new favorite thing to blaze out with.”