Friday, May 20, 2016

Jay McShann 1996 Hootie's Jumpin' Blues

Genre: Blues
Rate: 256 kbps CBR / 44100
Time: 01:04:56
Size: 118,96 MB

United States

Review by Mark Romano

At the young age of 87, Jay McShann recorded this album after the Edmonton Folk Festival. The master is living proof that the jazz continuum extends from Kansas City of the 1930s right up until to the present. On this relaxed and simple set of head arrangements, he's amply backed by Duke Robillard's band, plus Bob Tildesley on trumpet, and Dave Babcock on baritone sax. Saxophonist Gordon Beadle blows some fine, strong tenor throughout the album. The rhythm section lays down some solid ground for the piano pioneer. Jay McShann's style of jazz and blues is as vital as ever. His swing is relentless, the phrasing beautifully melodic, and the vocals are distinctively deep yet matter of fact.

The man is a timeless wonder, and a compendium of jazz history still jumpin' the blues like no one else can. At the end of the disc there's an extended interview of Jay McShann, with some great stories and some solo piano. Highly recommended.


01 - Hootie Blues 03:53

02 - Vine Street Boogie 04:32

03 - 'fore Day Rider 02:12

04 - Hands Off 02:57

05 - Profoundly Blue 03:50

06 - Doo Wah Doo 03:16

07 - I Want A Little Girl 05:13

08 - Jumpin' The Blues 04:03

09 - Confessin' The Blues 04:33

10 - Hootie's Ignorant Oil 03:20

11 - Hootie's Blues For Big Miller 05:24

12 - Interview & Solo Piano/Hootie's Blues For... 21:43

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