The Jai-Alai Savant
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The Jai-Alai Savant


Band Rock Reggae


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The best kept secret in music


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Thunderstatement! CDEP (GSL, 2005)
Flight of the Bass Delegate CD/LP (GSL, TBR 2006)


Feeling a bit camera shy


Chicago-by-way-of-Philly trio THE JAI-ALAI SAVANT (pronounced hi-a-lie- sa-vant) have been actie since 2002. Their list of influences are vast and their sound eclectic, but it's their reggae-slanted post-punk roots that take the foreground in the most recent music of the band. Their genre-bending pop compositions coupled with an obvious love of bass culture have drawn comparisons to everyone from The Clash to The Police, Trenchmouth and Fugazi. Groove-oriented and accessible yet still engaging and challenging to the idea of what punk-derivative music should sound like is what makes THE JAI-ALAI SAVANT a breath of fresh air in an otherwise stale and hype-driven world of independent rock music.