Archive for August 25th, 2018

Bob James Trio –  Espresso (2018)

Bob James Trio – Espresso (2018)

‘Espresso’ doesn’t always stick to the script of being an acoustic, piano/bass/drums trio playing straight ahead jazz, but in the so-called war between the traditionalist and fusionistas/progressives in jazz, Bob James never really chose a side. His best music comes when he grounds himself firmly in both camps, as he does here.

Chicago, “Paris” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

Chicago, “Paris” from Chicago XI (1977): Saturdays in the Park

The second bonus track on the Rhino remaster of 1977’s ‘Chicago XI’ is an enjoyable, if not remarkable, listen.

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