The British saxophonist Pete Wareham had a mission: to find musicians who, like him, objected to sterile jazz. Once his mission was accomplished he founded Acoustic Ladyland. The songs the band envisaged had to have as much substance as that of John Coltrane, but at the same time be just as much fun as The Velvet Underground's I'm Waiting for the Man. The band's name indicates their great respect for Jimi Hendrix, the rock guitarist who recorded an album entitled Electric Ladyland. With the awesome Polar Bear drummer Seb Rochford driving the beat, the band has developed a live sound that resembles Slayer jamming with the Sex Pistols. Despite the band's heavy rock sound, Wareham never forgets to improvise; one of the many reasons that Jazzwise magazine named the album Last Chance Disco Album Of The Year in 2005. On the Skinny Grin album from 2006, Acoustic Ladyland diverged onto yet another path when the band worked with female singers: Coco Electric and Alice Grant.