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Full Moon Hacksaw

Music about ani­mals by pianist Yele­na Eck­e­moff begins the ear­li­est of 2020 releas­es, a lot of vocal­ists remind­ing us of the Dou­ble Six of Paris back in the day. One vocal­ist from today is Mica Barnes, a gui­tarist would be Mike Bagget­ta. Jan­u­ary birth­days include bassist Israel Cros­by (heard here with George Shear­ing) and Djan­go Rein­hardt. Now for one of the bet­ter 2018 releas­es, drum­mer Jim­my Cobb as leader with the late Harold Mabern play­ing piano. Cham­ber show music is played by vet­er­an pianist Dick Hyman and clar­inetist Ken Peplows­ki. Did any­one think drum­mer Sid Catlett might inspire drum­mer Ed Black­well of a future gen­er­a­tion? From Did & Bird to Ornette. Speak­ing of Bird, its the 100th year of his birth in a few months, Bob­by Wat­son, Vin­cent Her­ring and Gary Bartz cel­e­brate live from Smokes. Jazz at Lin­coln Cen­ters Wyn­ton Marsalis bring in guest soloist Wayne Short­er and we hear a rare record­ing by bari­tone sax­o­phon­ist Pep­per Adams. Erroll Gar­ner sounds pris­tine on a re-release, drum­mer Elvin Jones brings in Chick Corea. and for the bal­ance we spin more new releas­es from vio­lin­ist and dancer Jonathan Ng, pianist Aaron Diehl and gui­tarist Frank Kohl. My des­ti­na­tion for the dura­tion, check­ing social sta­tus and that’s what a lit­tle Hack­saw can do.