Volume 44/Number 75
January 14, 2020
CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher
Copyright 2020 Midwest Record
JEFF RUPERT-GEORGE GARZONE/The Ripple: In which the twin sax men invite you to partake in the inverted tribute album. This tribute to Lester Young has none of his songs or songs played by him but is made up of songs played by those influenced by him—including just a few by the players and label owners on board. These two should schedule an Al & Zoot tribute as well. No matter what the pretext, this is some fine blowing that jazzbos looking for some sitting down stuff to relax with and savor should enjoy. A solid set throughout, it shouldn’t be so surprising that this is a rare treat—but it is. Well done.
(Rupe Media 13020)