Henry Dreams of Tornadoes

by Acker Bros

Released 2011
Modern Artists
Released 2011
Modern Artists
NOTES
“Not Acker Bilk, Acker BROTHERS, you nit-wit!”…was the voice message from my editor, after I had just submitted what I considered to be a superior piece of journalism. I cringed…Not that Fuzak outfit out of Boston!..I sighed, and set myself to the task. After all, one must put food on the table mustn’t one? In fact, I had covered and critiqued the brothers in a former life at the (Jazz) Examiner, …
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Wigged Out!

by Acker Bros

Released 2008
Modern Artists
Released 2008
Modern Artists
Like your trick or treat bag at the end of Halloween night, this disc contains a wide variety of jazzy ear candy that can be safely consumed without your parents inspection.
NOTES
They’re at it again!...I will resist the urge to sputter about not having been asked to write a commentary on the last Acker Bros. record If That, Then This…water over the bridge, guys. This latest offering by the brothers, who have been unfairly characterized as second-string ditty-smiths, is a foray into musical territory yet unknown (perhaps unknowable!) to their dry, high-brow, poll-reading critics. This music grooves, bops…as incandescent as a neon …
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Dungaree Jazz

by Acker Brothers

Released 2002
DIY
Released 2002
DIY
Victor and Dana Acker play non-traditional humor-laced jazz, giving a nod in the direction of everyone from Ed Ames to Joe Zawinul
NOTES
Victor and Dana Acker (guitar and bass respectively) have been playing their non-traditional style of jazz laced with subtle humor for over 25 years. The two Berklee College of Music alum from Boston have been known to doff their hats openly to a wide and varied range of artists (musical and otherwise) that have influenced them over the years. The music they compose, however, is very much their own. They are also not afraid to use …
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Swingin' Singles

by Acker Bros

Released 2004
Modern Artists Records
Released 2004
Modern Artists Records
Contemporary electric jazz fusion that wanders disoriented and feverish into other genre's houses, walks into their closets and tries on their mom's clothes.
NOTES
This most recent release from the Acker Bros entitled Swingin' Singles employs the use of the very latest in modern technology to bring you the full stereophonic spectrum of their way out sounds! They've incorporated space age sound generating devices called "wah wah pedals", "fuzz tones" and even a spaced out electronic gadget called a "synthesizer", which seems to produces unearthly sounds we'd imagine little green men from Mars might make. Their supersonic guitars and …
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If That, Then This

by Acker Bros

Released 2007
Modern Artists
Released 2007
Modern Artists
Remember when Jazz was a lot more adventurous?
NOTES
A Conversation with Herb Foutainbleu of The Jazz Examiner and Victor Acker about “If That, Then This”

HF: What made you want to record this CD now? What was the catalyst?
VA: It was time. It had been two years since "Swingin’ Singles" had been released and we wanted to keep up the momentum we had going.

HF: How long have the Acker Bros been recording together?
VA: In total, about 35 years in one form …
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Acker Bros Quartet - Coyote Blues

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Acker Bros Quartet - Place Du Tertre

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Acker Bros Quartet - Tom Thumb

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Acker Bros Trio - C'est Si Bon

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Acker Bros - The Days of Wine and Roses

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Acker Bros Trio - Autumn Leaves

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Acker Bros Duo - Montage

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Henry Acker Gypsy Jazz Trio

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Henry Acker - Sweet Georgia Brown

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Henry Acker - Caravan

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Henry Acker - Minor Swing

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