Licorice & Smoke

by Jessica Lurie

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Jessica Lurie - alto and tenor saxophones, flute, voice and effects
Nels Cline - electric guitars, lapsteel and effects
Todd Sickafoose - contrabass
Scott Amendola - drums, percussion and effects
+ guests
Marika Hughes - cello (6)
Dan Cantrell - accordion (3,6,11)
Jon Evans - contrabass (3)

All music and lyrics written and arranged by Jessica Lurie, except where noted.

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released March 1, 2005

Recorded, mixed and mastered by Jon Evans, San Pablo Recorders
Cover art, layout and design by Danijel Zezelj. Photography by Mario Amura.

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Jessica Lurie Ensemble Brooklyn, New York

Boundary defying, Lurie brings her own sound to diverse types of music, mixing jazz, folk, funk, avant-garde, Klezmer & Latin, a coherent, compelling and expansive sound linked by an adventurous attitude. She performs on sax, flute & voice, "...reminiscent of klezmer-jazz and Balkan-jazz hybrids by artists like Steve Bernstein (and) Tim Berne." New CD Megaphone Heart our April 2012 ... more

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Track Name: Mexico
you know they put it all down to what the fat man said
they said she went down to the water
and she soaked herself dead
but I know for sure she's got a boat out for hire
and she sailed off to mexico

she crossed the delta 'bout 3 o'clock
drinking champagne from a water glass
she stole three chickens from the chicken shack
she threw the hot sauce in the water but the fish keep comin' back

she's got Sicilian sailor blood
and an old man's coat
with a skin of salt and lime she lives on
licorice and smoke

O do i hear another hurricane inside my head
or is it just a wailing bagpipe from the coast?
there is something in the wind
that wants to rip off all your skin
and it is coming up from mexico, mexico...

Ms. Mary MacK is coming back
In an old man's coat
she orders whiskey at the bar
and picks up Alice in the car
and they are screaming with the radio, radio

she's got Sicilian sailor blood
and an old man's coat
with a skin of salt and lime she lives on
licorice and smoke

well, bend an ear back to what the
fat man said was right
he said she'd take off on the water
that was black as pitch and night
i woke with lemon on my lips
a touch of salt upon my skin
i'll drink up whiskey till it's light
i want to follow where they've been

if i could buy a small boat
i would fill it full of licorice
and i would take it down to mexico
where all the crazy ladies fish
take it down to mexico
where all the crazy ladies fish