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Jazz for the Open Road
Genres: Jazz, Pop, R&B, Broadway & Vocalists
This excellent batch of midtempo "cookers" will have you reaching for that dog-eared copy of On the Road, ready for a jaunt down Route 66. The accent is on swinging, horn-led, classic-era jazz, with fine contributions by s... more »
This excellent batch of midtempo "cookers" will have you reaching for that dog-eared copy of On the Road, ready for a jaunt down Route 66. The accent is on swinging, horn-led, classic-era jazz, with fine contributions by saxophonists David "Fathead" Newman, Eddie "Lockjaw" Davis, and Sonny Criss and several breezy organ-jazz numbers by Richard "Groove" Holmes and Big John Patton. Grant Green and Donald Byrd add their brand of high octane, as well. The 51-minute, 10-tune disc makes for a smooth ride; relaxed and unhurried, it has a solid, medium-tempo groove throughout and, given the variety of instrumentation, would make for a nice party once the drive is over. --Wally Shoup
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ALLY M. (clarysage) from VANCOUVER, WA
Reviewed on 10/31/2006...
Grant Green, Eddie Lockjaw Davis, Donald Byrd, Richard Groove Holmes, David Fathead Newman, Sonny Criss, Ernie Andrews, Woody Shaw, Hank Jones, Roomful of Blues.
well rounded compilation. Contact me for specific songs.
Good groovin' jazz
BangorBill | Bangor, ME United States | 10/17/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The "Jazz for..." series by Jazz32 was one of the first influences to get me interested in jazz. Then I saw the Ken Burns jazz series on TV and it increased my interest still further. This cd, "Jazz for the Open Road," has a lot of groovin', upbeat numbers for when you are in a wide-awake mood. Or you want to be wide-awake, like when you are driving. This CD introduced me to Grant Green (guitar), Richard "Groove" Holmes (organ), David "Fathead" Newman (sax), and other great soul/groove performers. Of the first six releases in the "Jazz for..." series, this is the only one with a vocal track (Ernie Andrews, and it's a good one). All other tracks are purely instrumental, which I prefer most of the time for my jazz listening."
Pretty cool - Base guitar, Alto sax, piano
CLeBus | 11/02/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I'm a new guy to listening to jazz but I like this CD. It has some cool songs that I thought were good if you're just crusin' in your car. I like the songs also because the melody is hip, and you can dance to it. This is a cool CD I suggest you get it if you like the sax, base guitar, and piano."