The Prestige label turned out records like this at the rate they roast ducks in Chinatown, and there are plenty of happy souls who can’t get enough of either. If this particular session hasn’t assumed the legend of a jazz classic, it’s because, on the whole, some little spark seems to be missing. If this element could be defined easily, and put into words quickly and efficiently, then record producers and musicians would know exactly how to create the perfect jam session record. The people involved in this record know much more about such a science then the average musician and record producer. These are musicians very far down the road from being average, all of this underscoring the difficulty of creating a spontaneous recording session at which moments of improvisational genius are expected to pop up.




Polka Dots and Moonbeams

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