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Livin It Up
Jet Set Six
Livin It Up
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
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All Artists: Jet Set Six
Title: Livin It Up
Members Wishing: 0
Total Copies: 0
Label: Mutiny Zoo
Release Date: 11/17/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop, Rock
Style: Swing Jazz
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 600238002021

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Hooked since day 2
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I am an admitted skeptic when it comes to new music, especially when it comes to swing. It's not that I don't like many of the "neo-swing" artists, it's just the tremendous glut of them that became big while sounding generally the same. So said skepticism was on full display when I first met Jon Ceperano and listened to "Livin' It Up." Then I realized after a second listen that Jet Set Six is not a swing band. Sure, their music definitely has elements of swing, and you can do all those crazy dance moves to it, but why pigeonhole such an amazing piece of art by lumping it into one genre. It's like putting a Picasso next to the poker playing dogs. Sure they're both cool, but the true greatness and feeling of the artist shines through in the masterpiece. "Livin It Up" is such a masterpiece. Instead of rehashing an old (but great) sound, Jet Set Six evolve it. The horn section not just has talent, but also power. They assert themselves so you can't miss them, but never overpower the whole. Jon's lyrics are at once ingenious and also remarkably simple. His way of translating everyday situations into his remarkable wordplay is pure magic. I can't leave out the rhythm section, who are able to rock out and mellow down but always seem to keep my foot tapping. Bassist Josef Pelletier offers a great vocal turn on the old hobo folk tune "Jack and Joe" also. Let's put it simply... If you like to have fun and feel good, this is the CD you NEED. Buy "Livin' It Up." Now. When Jet Set Six comes to your town- and they will- see them play. Jet Set Six is just that good."
Foot stompin' crazy stuff !
(5 out of 5 stars)

"The songs just don't leave you for days after listening to it once! It's a new twist on swing and rock, really gets you going. I've bought a bunch of copies as presents. Can't wait for another album!"
Buy it, buy it, buy it
a swing fan | Cincinnati | 02/22/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Everyone else is right, there's nothing more to say. These guys are smart and funny, and they can really PLAY. I saw them live and let me tell you, they can plan ANYTHING. If you can see them, go. If you can't, buy this album. They even make their phone number sound great. One of the best swing (or any other) albums I own -- and I own a LOT!"