Sweet slidin’ jazz Slide Attack – ROAD TRIP: There’s nothing more invigorating for this reviewer than waking up to that good ol’ sweet slidin’ jazz… trombonists Alan Goidel and Howard Levy lead this fantastically talented quintet that features Howard Levy (Leevee) – trombone; Alan Goidel (Goydell) – trombone; Hiroshi Yamazaki – piano; Michael Goetz (Gets) – bass and Chuck Zeuren (Zure-en) – drums… as always, there’s no better way to get acquainted with their high-energy style than to WATCH them…
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There are 9 originals from the quintet members, and one of the funkiest tunes I’ve listened to (yet) in 2021 is the upbeat “Struttin’“.. this song had me up & dancin’ all around my listening studio this morning… I have no doubt jazz DJ’s everywhere will be plugging this scorcher into their playlists often!
For something with a bit more mellow mood, I think you’ll find the 5:15 “Early Morning“… I particularly enjoyed the interaction between the bass and piano on this sweet song.
The title track, “Road Trip“, is perfect for toolin’ on down Route 66 (or any other route, for that matter)… absolutely flawless recording and high-energy performance make the song an absolute winner!
I had no difficulty in making my choice for personal favorite of the nine songs offered up… the opener, “Spring Roll“, will definitely put you in a lighthearted mood, with true “spring” in your step.
I give Howard, Alan and all the players a MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED rating, with an “EQ” (energy quotient) score of 4.98. Get more information on the Slide Attack website. Rotcod Zzaj
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