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Lava Jazz
The Lounge Art Ensemble, Peter Erskine, Bob Sheppard
Lava Jazz
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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Saxophonist Bob Sheppard, bassist Dave Carpenter & cocktail drum-kit player Peter Erskine unite to celebrate the spirit of American song & swing on this refreshing set of original compositions which pay homage to beloved j...  more »

      
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All Artists: The Lounge Art Ensemble, Peter Erskine, Bob Sheppard
Title: Lava Jazz
Members Wishing: 3
Total Copies: 0
Label: Fuzzy Music
Release Date: 5/5/1998
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Cool Jazz, Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 650130100424, 650130000427

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Saxophonist Bob Sheppard, bassist Dave Carpenter & cocktail drum-kit player Peter Erskine unite to celebrate the spirit of American song & swing on this refreshing set of original compositions which pay homage to beloved jazz standards - it's cool, hip & hot!

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What a find!
05/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Peter Erskine's Lounge Art Ensemble is a group of fine musicians individually (Erskine [drums] eg Weather Report and lots of sessions; Bob Sheppard [saxes] session blower; Dave Carpenter [bass] session player usually on electric bass or guitar, but upright here). On "Lava Jazz" they captured the spontaneity of a small jazz combo in a '60s jazz club (Erskine effectively plays a 'cocktail drumkit'). Standard jazz tunes redone and renamed highlight the set including "Pesos" [Pennies from Heaven], "I Hear a Rap CD [I Hear a Rhapsody], "Jung at Heart" [Young at Heart], "Pretty Toes' {Perdido]... you get the idea. All the songs are well done, lyrical and tight (considering the spontaneity) but not constraining (plenty of room for solos). Everytime I put this in the disk player, it stays there for weeks. My favorite tune is the"Five Z's"-- a real toe tapper. Erskine's drumming is prominent throughout [driving, but not overbearing and tasteful] and Sheppard's open, full tone on the saxes is pleasing. I'd like to pigeon-hole it as simialr to some other group, but I can't. It is a guarenteed pleaser (trust me, I've got hundreds of jazz CDs is this is one of my top five or ten)."