Avante Garde Swing
Benjamin Brenner | Davis, CA United States | 12/13/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"This is a swingin', joy-filled affair. Imagine the music the Cantina Band in Star Wars would have played had they been exposed to Jimmy Smith, Jimi Hendrix, and the lap/pedal steel (listen to Chicago Deep Dish and you'll see what I mean). To be certain, this music is laden with jive -- and by that I mean flashy, and, occasionally, cliched playing -- but who cares?! This is, after all, an unabashed groove fandango, and, I propose, just the type that everybody can use. Perfect for Saturday night with the hipsters, Sunday brunch with the folks, or the Monday morning commute."