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Live At Birdland: Cookin' In Midtown
Dave Douglas Quartet, D.D. Jackson Group, Ralph Irizarry and Timbalaye
Live At Birdland: Cookin' In Midtown
Genres: Jazz, Pop
 
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This latter-day Birdland collection catches the club at a very up-to-date phase in its long career. You'd expect to find particular--mostly 1950s- and '60s-era--artists at a place with Birdland's history (click here for a ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Dave Douglas Quartet, D.D. Jackson Group, Ralph Irizarry and Timbalaye, Jimmy Greene and Darren Barrett
Title: Live At Birdland: Cookin' In Midtown
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Label: RCA
Original Release Date: 2/9/1999
Release Date: 2/9/1999
Album Type: Live
Genres: Jazz, Pop
Styles: Modern Postbebop, Bebop
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090266332526

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This latter-day Birdland collection catches the club at a very up-to-date phase in its long career. You'd expect to find particular--mostly 1950s- and '60s-era--artists at a place with Birdland's history (click here for a list of Birdland-titled CDs), and what you get instead is a host of younger folk. The CD counters the idea that most exciting jazz at century's turn is happening on the fringe, in the "Downtown" scene around the Knitting Factory, with a stable of strong postbop from pianist D.D. Jackson's violin-led sextet, trumpeter Dave Douglas's quartet, and guitarist Peter Bernstein's laid-back quartet. Never staking the avant-garde realm, this CD also turns a bold face at the listener, with Jackson's slippy piano chords and tenor saxophonist Jimmy Greene and his band's Wayne Shorter-esque modal compositions. But the most ear-catching moments come when Ralph Irizarry and Timbalaye are blasting away with their dance-groove Cuban bop. Bright and fast, it's this impressive collection's strongest suit. --Andrew Bartlett