Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
(4 out of 5 stars)
"An excellent example of a 90s group taking old tunes and revamping them. I stumbled across their web site and immediately ordered the CD. I was quite taken with D'lilah's steamy vocals, especially on "Come and Get It." I'm eagerly awaiting the release of their new CD."
Classic sounding, hope to catch a show
Chad A. Lauterbach | Los Angeles, CA USA | 08/23/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)
"These guys put out a great studio album and, as with most swing bands, are probably much better in concert than on the disc. The swing on this disc is moderately paced, and performed with precision. I love this disc because it makes me feel as if it could actually be on the radio back in the 40's. I love that nostalgic feeling, but that doesn't mean that the recording quality is excellent, for a band this size it is. I love where they've taken a few of these classic songs. They aren't extremely innovative, or new approaches, but they impose their own style and flavor unobtrusively making this album extremely enjoyable. Check these guys out, they aren't Cherry Poppin', Squirrel Nut Zippers, or Royal Crowne, but they are great. We need more classic sounding swing like this."
Come and Get It!!
R. Harmon | San Jose, CA United States | 03/23/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Chazz Cats are the best performance band I've seen, and this CD somehow manages to capture the musical energy they have in performance. When I can't go to see them live, listening to this disc is the next best thing.The mandolin and occasional fiddle provide a great variation on the "standard" swing band instruments, while the guitar, sax and clarinet are superb examples of tradition. All demonstrate absolutely excellent improvisational skills - the only thing better is to hear different improv each time they play live.The vocalists too are top-notch. Each song tells a story that's just as much in the intonation of the singer as in the vocals written by the lyricist. For a special treat, check out "Shine", "You Came a Long Way from St. Louis" and D'lilah's counterpoint verse in "The Sheik of Araby". Mind-blowing!Don't miss this CD!"