DULCIE TAYLOR/Better Part of Me: A delicious throwback to when singer/songwriters had to rock it up in order to get hot or go home but still keep it organic and real, this is Taylor with a solid triumph. Meaty, tasty writing under pinned by spot on playing from a crew right in step with her, these personal songs recall the 70s at it's best when you could have hits that didn't have to follow the formula. A winning set that hits it out of the park for the ages.
BUDDY RICH/Lost Tapes: Still swinging in the 80s and looking for record companies even if they weren't looking for him, Rich still managed to kick it out with rising, young cats in tow. This set, recorded live in the studio has been out briefly a long time ago, but now it gets the spiffed up treatment a superstar deserves no matter where he is in relation to his prime. With lots of bold brass being powered from the back of the riser by his drums, this dandy addition to any big band collection hits all the right notes with ease throughout. Hot stuff, as always.
DAVID HETI/And You Will Regret It: A dark Canadian monologist that holds a mirror up to society in the manner of Lenny Bruce, of course via contemporary concerns, and let's you know in no uncertain terms that he thinks it's all a joke--even in the middle of him telling jokes. After hours comedy without going blue to get there, this is the kind of cat you dig when you want to think. Very much a different flavor of comedy that doesn't get the chance to sneak out to the mainstream very often.
COREY ADAM/Jokes: Proudly looking like a cross between a circus performer and a professional wrestler, Adam is a loud cat that sounds like he says whatever comes into his head and is prepared to let the chips fall where they may. A solid set of contemporary, good time stand up, Adam takes the ball and runs with it letting nothing get in his way as long as the laughs keep coming. A dandy laugh riot.
KEITH LOWELL JENSEN/Bad Comedy for Bad People: A straight ahead guy that has a lot of been there/done that on his resume finds his métier in stand up where he gets to pull his various skills together and make the jokes flow easily. A solid cat that has a flow that more than proves he's paid his dues to roll up everything in a dose of socko, Jensen has the classic moves and knows how to make you laugh at right now. It's a gas the way he takes you to places you don't expect to wind up. Well done.
Volume 41/Number 134
March 14, 2017
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CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher
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