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|MS-SIPPI COOKIN, Volume I -- THE DON REITAN QUINTET
Recommended by Cadence Magazine.
Rated 4 stars by allmusic.com
This long-awaited release of the Don Reitan Quintet exults in the spirit of early '60's Gulf Coast jazz, when the scene was truly happening!
Kudos for Cookin' !
"Serpas ... soars on the up-tempo Out & Out and is outstanding on loping, down-home renditions of Somebody Loves Me and Shoo Fly Pie and Apple Pan Dowdy ..."
"...if Bix had lived to play modern jazz, on a good day he would have sounded like this."
--Jazz Historian Charles Suhor
|Ms-Sippi Cookin', Volume II - The Don Reitan Quintet|
Rated 4 1/2 stars by allmusic.com
Pianist extraordinaire Don Reitan was a vibrant performer--a master of chord progressions--and an innovative composer who made his mark in the early '60's jazz explosion on the Gulf Coast.
This second live volume from Chez Joey swings as hard as the first, balancing spirited performances by each of the players, and reaching an apex with Reitan's own high-energy "Orbit."
"...imaginative extemporizing by Rick Bell on tenor."
--Dave Nathan, at allmusic.comTo Order Ms-Sippi Cookin', Volume II
"...an energetic pianist who departed this world far too soon."
More great jazz from Don Reitan's reign at Chez Joey is on Volume I at FrontBurner CDs.
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