Forget getting serious. It’s time to have some good times with jazz, and this release gets the job done. We need SOMETHING to cheer us up!
Pianist Chris Parker writes and arranges this Decalogue of swinging and danceable ditties along with John Nastons/as-ss, rob Thomas/violin, Tony Marino/b and Marko Marcinko/dr. The infectious joy of pieces such as “Step One” and “Free” mix exciting grooves with celebratory solos by Nastos and Thomas, while “Emmy’s Shuffle” will get you in the circle dance in no time. This guy puts the “fun” back into funky.