Sunday, May 20, 2007

Frank Zappa's Hot Licks - Colin Towns & NDR Big Band

Colin brings those quirky characters fron Zappa land to pristine big band arrangments for the Hamburg based NDR outfit. Willie the pimp eat that Question Bebop tango and peaches en regalia all appear in spnking new clothes alongside King Kong. Left centre live and pschedelic drama!!

Back East - Joshua Redman

Joshua takes a mature look at his chain of inspiration from Sonny Rollins and Dexter Gordon to his father Dewey. A fine set of performances in the mainstream setting with the embroidery of his post modern outlook.