Monday, February 20, 2006

Jazz Jamaica All Stars- Vitamin A

The jar is empty.

It sounds like a really bad idea. A twenty-piece jazz band interpreting ska? But it works. Bandleader Gary Crosby managed to mold the enormous English and Jamaican collective into a grooving machine. The key is the beat- in spite of their size, they never lose it. Massive came out in 2001 and is already out-of-print. It seems to be missed though. Used copies sell for upwards of $40.00.

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