"What we get is the best big-band era ambiance but with fewer instruments, played with aplomb and a great singer along for the ride, but in a twenty-first-century studio with high-quality professionals in charge. The reinvigorated Delmark label has done well, again, in providing
Metropolitan Jazz Octet / Dee Alexander – It’s Too Hot For Words: Celebrating Billie Holiday$15.99
-The Metropolitan Jazz Octet and singer extraordinaire Dee Alexander joined forces and talent for “Too Hot For Words”, a celebration of Billie Holiday and her songbook also featuring Chicago’s own Jim Gailloreto on tenor saxophone. -The Fat Babies, Chicago’s preeminent
Jim and Mike Jeffers talked extensively about Delmark's upcoming CD featuring Dee Alexander and the Metropolitan Jazz Octet.
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