August 1998

Colin James - Colin James and The Little Big Band II
Warner Music CD 23010
Released: 1998

by Bruce Bassett

Musical Performance ****1/2
Recording Quality ***1/2
Overall Enjoyment ****1/2

[Reviewed on CD]Music is jump bluesin’, Lindy Hoppin’, twelve barrin’, motownin’, soul touchin’ and jazz swingin’.

Guitar is blues jammin’, Chuck Berryin’, soulful pickin’ and string grindin’. Bass is beat countin’, scale hop-scotchin’ and music backbonin’. Saxes are note runnin’ and soul movin’. Piano is chord bangin’, arpeggio dancin’ and honky tonkin’. Drums are rhythm groovin’ resultin’ in toe tappin’.

Trombones are slide pumpin’ and note stretchin’. Trumpets are vibrato squeelin’ and cheek bustin’. Hammond organ is textured pipin’.

As for me, I’m all smilin’; wishin’ da music is never-endin’.