8/10 Brian Staff review, 29 July 2010
Jazz. Jazz. Jazz. I've totally got to be in the mood for Jazz. I ain't no natural born hep-cat. I don't have much of a be-bop bone in my body. I've never got smacked up on brown or used my girl as a punch bag either. I'm just not, what's the word, SMOKIN' enough. If I listen to jazz I kind of like it smoky, cerebral & sensual or just plain deranged, free & mental (so that Phil starts crying). These guys create the former - sticks skitter on cymbals & skins, a guitar meanders conversationally and an alto sax replies cooly, colourfully & with heart. There's some very serene, graceful passages on here. This collective involves a member of the Cinematic Orchestra which is very apt because this music would slot into an old Polanski or Woody Allen film beautifully! So to re-cap, i'm not a Jazz-bo and my words are sadly plain-a. I dig this though, it's rather beautiful.
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