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Mississippi Heat
Warning Shot

Delmark DE 839

Though this is Pierre Lacocque's band, and he is the principal songwriter and stage front with his harmonica, there is an ensemble feel to all of Mississippi Heat albums. When you listen to this superb CD, you're not just hearing a band. You're hearing a family, one with a deep love, understanding, and respect for each other. That special guest Sax Gordon is so seamlessly incorporated into their signature sound speaks volumes. Fourteen of the sixteen songs here are new originals. Inetta Visor sings most of the songs while guitarist Michael Dotson sings on his three originals and drummer Kenny Smith sings one of his own. From straight-ahead Chicago blues, boogie and swing to Latin beat, Caribbean and funk Warning Shot is a remarkable musical achievement!

 


 

 

Sackville All-Stars
Christmas Album

Sackville SK 3038

A Christmas album for all seasons! Ralph Sutton is one of the greatest stride and classic jazz pianists of all time. Milt Hinton became famous for "slapping" the bass and being the most recorded jazz musician appearing on well over 1,000 sessions. Gus Johnson also appeared on many sessions playing drums behind Coleman Hawkins, Count Basie, Jay McShann, Ralph Sutton and many more. Born in Scotland in 1936 soprano saxophonist Jim Galloway is the youngest of the band (by fourteen years!) and has been active on the Canadian jazz scene since the mid `60s. This 1986 recording is one of the best-selling and most popular jazz Christmas albums. And for good reason: these musicians are truly ALL STARS!

 


 

 

Buddy Tate Quartet
Sackville SK 3027

The great Texas tenor delivers the goods on this 1978 quartet session featuring the same rhythm section of Wray Downes (piano), Dave Young (bass) and Pete Magadini (drums) that played with Don Menza on last month's reissue of Bones Blues (Sackville 4004). Tate's first big break came in 1939 when at the age of 26 he joined the Count Basie band and took a killer solo on "Rock A Bye Basie". After ten years with Basie, Tate led his own band for a twenty-year stint at Harlem's Celebrity Club, toured Europe, made club appearances and numerous recordings. The program includes "If You Could See Me Now", "Someday Sweetheart", "Georgia On My Mind", "June Night", "Alone Together" and more. Re-mixed from the original analog tapes this is the first issue on CD of this album!

 


 

 

Evergreen Classic Jazz Band
Early Recordings 1915-1932

Jump 12-37

Formed in Seattle, in 1985, The Evergreen Classic Jazz Band plays lesser-known music of the `20s and `30s. For this album the band goes back even further in the teens, songs just about 100 years old. The ECJB has captured the style and essence of original performances, without rote replication. Reinterpretation of material originally done by larger groups is not easy, but the ECJB gets a big sound through fresh, distinctive voicings from the front line threesome, and tight, clear execution from the rhythm section. Leader Tom Jacobus plays some fine tuba and provides most of the musical arrangements. This 1995 session yielded 17 songs including "Stomp Off, Let's Go", "Apex Blues", "Ring Dem Bells" and "Stock Yards Strut". Contains more than a full hour of foot stomping joy.

 


In August...

 

Linsey Alexander
Come Back Baby

Delmark DE 838

Both critically acclaimed and the best-selling newly recorded album for Delmark in recent times, 2012's Been There Done That put Linsey Alexander in the blues spotlight. "Throughout Alexander sings with a conviction and verve that few can equal. This should be his break-out recording." Gary von Tersch, Big City Rhythm & Blues Similar to the first album, Come Back Baby is full of delightful new originals including "Little Bit of Soap", "Booty Call", "Call My Wife", "Things Done Changed", "Too Old To Be A New Fool" and the title track. Once again Linsey led his nine-piece band live in the studio with special guest Billy Branch on harmonica.

 


 

 

Jason Adasiewicz's Sun Rooms From The Region
Delmark DE 5017
From The Region documents Jason Adasiewicz's Sun Rooms as they explore the sparse territory of the vibraphone trio. On their third record, the Chicago-based collective navigates a new batch of tunes written by Adasiewicz, called "one of the great vibraphonists of our time" by critic Kevin Whitehead.  Long time collaborator and drummer Mike Reed (People, Places and Things, Living by Lanterns) also contributed a tune for the new record.  In this new venture, renowned bassist Ingebrigt Håker-Flaten (The Thing, Atomic) fills large shoes after the bittersweet departure of Nate McBride.  International tours have kept the group pushing the boundaries of the Chicago sound, embodying: "We are all drummers and we all want to swing."


 

Pete Magadini
Bones Blues featuring Don Menza

Sackville CD2-4004

Don Menza is a powerful tenor saxophonist, with a dynamic and distinctive sound and style. Born in Buffalo, NY in 1936, Menza was with Maynard Ferguson's Orchestra (1960-1962) as both a soloist and an arranger. A short tenure with Stan Kenton preceded joining Buddy Rich's 1968 big band in the "jazz tenor" chair, recording the famous solo cadenza on "Channel 1 Suite" (Recorded "live" at Caesar's Palace, Las Vegas) that utilized circular breathing and has become known as a classic. He settled in California and has worked with Elvin Jones, Louie Bellson and as a long time member of The Tonight Show Band, with Johnny Carson. On this 1977 session Menza is featured with the Canadian rhythm section of Wray Downes, piano; Dave Young, bass; and Pete Magadini, drums. "Old Devil Moon", "Freddie the Freeloader", "I Remember Clifford", and 5 more.



 

 

Don Pullen
Richard's Tune

Sackville SKCD2-3008

Jazz pianist Don Pullen was taken away from us way too soon. He passed at age 53 in 1995. He could play anything from blues to straight ahead to the outmost regions of avant garde jazz. This is a re-issue of his 1975 Sackville album originally titled Solo Piano Album. The new title track is a dedication to Muhal Richard Abrams who made his recorded debut on Demark. "Suite (Sweet) Malcolm (Part 1: Memories and Gunshots)" is for Malcolm X. "Big Alice" is a tour de force embedded with all of Pullen's gospel and soul roots. "Song Played backwards" is a song Pullen decided to play in reverse of the note sequence he had composed! Pullen's music is fierce and joyous and alive, and his presence abides in every note here.



 

 

 

Doc Cheatham And Jim Galloway
At The Bern Jazz Festival

Sackville SKCD2-3045

Jazz trumpeter Doc Cheatham was born in 1905, moved to Chicago in 1924 and fell in love with traditional jazz after hearing King Oliver. Cheatham played with McKinney's Cotton Pickers, Cab Calloway, Benny Carter, Teddy Wilson and Fletcher Henderson. He passed in `97 at the age of 91. The first six songs here were recorded live at The Bern Jazz Festival, Switzerland on April 30, 1983. The remaining three at Traders Lounge, Toronto 1984 & `85. "Everyone is in fine form on this small group swing CD." **** Scott Yanow, allmusic.

 


 

Jim Galloway Meets Bob Barnard
What's New
Sackville
SKCD2-3064

Jazz cornetist Bob Barnard is one of the most highly regarded jazz musicians ever to come from Australia. Bob and Jim had worked separately with legendary Swiss jazz pianist Henry Chaix and his trio but this was the first time they had all met together on the same stage. Recorded live on October 19, 1997 in Baden, Switzerland this disc contains 10 selections. "Although they mostly perform swing standards, the music is closer to traditional jazz. Listening to this very coherent and swinging music, it is impressive to note that Barnard and Galloway had never played together before." **** Scott Yanow, allmusic.

 


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