Album Review

Jackson, Keefe (Fast Citizens) – “Ready Everyday ” – [Delmark]

sailordave   3/2/2007   CD, Jazz

Recorded at Chicago’s Riverside Studio this is 56 minutes of JAZZ mastery. Keefe Jackson is a fantastic tenor sax player. He is accompanied by the equally fantastic Aram Shelton on alto sax. Anton Hatwich plays bass Josh Berman on cornet , Fred Lonborg-Holm plays cello and the drums are the domain of Frank Rosaly.
WOW What can I say? THIS is amazing. I have listened to this on my home, car and computer stereo’s. At first listen you might swear this is something from the halcyon days of jazz when the masters played and recorded the genius we now call jazz. This could be at the BlackHawk in San Fran in 1963 or the Chicago Illinois 2006 recording that it is.
All pieces are under 10 minutes” the longest being the 9:38 brilliant SIGNS. Rosaly drums like rolling thunder.
I am jamming the CD for the I can’t tell you how many times as I write this.The title piece READY EVERYDAY is truely and jam of epic proportions. SIGNS is relentless piece. The Hatwich bass is constant and carries the piece from one instrument to the next.
The symphonic sounds of Band Theme is evident and comes in at a set friendly 4:28.
Blackout has a mystic eastern beginning. A jam that could fit into many genres.
Saying Yes. YES is a fast horn and equally fast bass. I like this one .
Pax Urbanum is perhaps the slickest piece
Course is a fast tempo quick bass beat.
I would never encourage the illegal downloading of cd’s onto a computer and than making copies that would be illegal. But if one were to temp fate the wrath of Lars Ulrich and FBI warning labels I would encourage you to….I can’t single out these two as my favorites for the entire CD is great. If you like JAZZ you will like this If You LOVE JAZZ you should love this.. if you don’t like jazz.. HOW can you not like jazz? What are you sick? It’s jazz. The only true form of AMERICAN MUSIC. My gawd man its JAZZ…
Please listen to this .. this is an awe inspiring piece of music.

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