Paolo Pavan – [2009] Looking for a Way Out

This album comprises 6 slow and mellow jazz tracks by the Italian artist Paolo Pavan. The jazz combo consists of tenor saxophone, drums, bass and piano. This release is on the edge of smooth jazz and fusion, i.e. it can’t decide whether you sit in a smoky bar after your third bourbon or are at home in your designer living room, thinking about new paintings to buy. As usual, I select two representative songs for you to decide whether the full album is worth your precious listening time! Continue reading “Paolo Pavan – [2009] Looking for a Way Out”

Antiquity – [2009] As Much As You Can

Antiquity are a jazzy, bluesy studio combo from Brooklyn. Various professional musicians contributed to this gem of an album that vibrates between genres. Pop, Jazz, Blues, Soul, a little Funk. This only release from 2009 reminds me of Incognito.

The two preview tracks were hard to select… so better grab the whole album and find your preferred titles. Continue reading “Antiquity – [2009] As Much As You Can”

Benny Goodman – [1938] The Famous Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert

A unique performance, made available to everyone. Often wrongly described as the first Swing concert, the The Famous 1938 Carnegie Hall Concert by Benny Goodman is a milestone in the history of Jazz concerts. Just listen to the final track of the concert and you know what I mean. (The cover image is self-made with an image of Benny Goodman from 1971.) Continue reading “Benny Goodman – [1938] The Famous Carnegie Hall Jazz Concert”