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Full Moon Hacksaw

A slew of new releas­es begin our fes­tiv­i­ties, first with Detroit Tenors, then an artist we can trust with clar­inet, Ms. Anat Cohen who is a joy to watch live, her bub­bly ener­gy infec­tious. New­com­er Miles Brown (THATS a jazz name for a bassist) is impres­sive and we get the blues with Mud­dy Waters, Paul But­ter­field, Mike Bloom­field, James Har­mon and Hol­ly­wood Fats, all in two selec­tions. We have a the­o­ry that peo­ple like the word sam­ba, but what they feel is the bossa. Take for instance the great Rah­saan Roland Kirk as he for­ays into flute­more exam­ples as the show goes onNew from the Lisa Maxwell Jazz Orches­tra is a trib­ute to the late Lew Soloff. Pianist Miki Yamana­ka hints at the bossa on her lat­est offer­ing (refrain­ing how­ev­er from any sug­ges­tion of sam­ba). Wild ener­gy of aban­don starts our sec­ond hour with Domini­can pianist Michel Cami­lo and his 25th album, this with big band. More mel­low music by way of gui­tarist Greg Sny­der and a clas­sic from Rose­mary Clooney. For our sal­sa sounds lis­ten to the heiress appar­ent of the music, Yolan­da Duke. We fol­low that with more sim­i­lar rhythms from H.M.A. Salsa/​Jazz Orches­tra, their title inspir­ing us into ele­gant tem­po by Eliana Elias. The next bossa which is not a sam­ba comes from the Pete McGin­nis jazz orches­tra play­ing a Nat Adder­ley clas­sic. Then we get down to trio piano play­ing, first with a new play­er to us Rick Ger­man­son then a rar­i­ty from Her­bie Nichols. Louisiana blues zyde­co style wraps our par­ty with CJ Che­nier. Miles, Mud­dy and Mon­go are gone from this earth, but remain a pres­ence in the PRESENT, Hack­saw Jazz.