A more straightforward acoustic jazz album, compared to the preceding entry. For ex., the second track "Ten Years after the rainbow" really is just a re-interpretation of "Somewhere over the Rainbow," the tired old Judy Garland classic, so overdone in jazz history, time and time again. Boy do I hate those standards now, like Gershwin's Summertime, or "My Funny Valentine" which even Radka Toneff felt compelled to include on an album. It amazes me that the average individual doesn't mind hearing the same old songs over and over again with apparently no predilection for novelty whatsoever, an impulse that so drives us forward here.
Overall, some nice moments, an album in the traditional American acoustic jazz style though. Check the preceding post plus one for biographical information on the subject of this artist.
Alto Saxophone – Jane Ira Bloom (tracks: A3, B3)
Double Bass – Kent McLagan
Drums – Frank Bennett (tracks: A1 to A3)
Piano – Larry Karush (tracks: A1, A2, B3)
Soprano Saxophone – Jane Ira Bloom (tracks: A1, A2, B1, B2)
Vibraphone – David Friedman (tracks: B1, B2)
Recorded June 1980 at the Educational Center for the Arts in New Haven, Connecticut.