Super CD, I like especially that tune “Nobody knows you when you are down and out“, which I so far had “in my ear“ in the interpretation of Eric Clapton. This one here is also wondetful!
Great CD! Werner Rohlfs
Since visiting New Orleans in March 2005, I'm constantly on the lookout for recordings to bring back the sound of jazz, traditional in style but contemporary in performance. Most recordings, new and old, are somehow over-polished and lack the nerve and heat of a tight band of super-skilled musicians hitting it off together in their love of the original cross-cultural musical bullseye that is New Orleans jazz. This is the best recording I've found so far that really brings that feeling across. avadeaux
This album is magical. Every track is supreme. Engineering is top notch... the clarinet just bursts forth, horns are so vibrant, rhythm section is perfectly balanced. Just when Savoy Blues seems like it might be a little forgettable Haruka comes in and makes it a party. Well done! cdefball