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Craig Handy & 2Nd Line Smith

Craig Handy Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (14 Oct 2013)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Sony Music Classical
  • ASIN: B00C5WR6IU
  • Other Editions: MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 210,282 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. Minor Chant 4:42£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. On the Sunny Side of the Street 4:13£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  3. Organ Grinder's Swing 4:55£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  4. I Almost Lost My Mind 6:18£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  5. High Heel Sneakers 5:58£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  6. Ready'n Able 5:33£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  7. O.G.D. aka Road Song 4:27£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Mojo Workin' 6:57£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Mellow Mood 4:41£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. I'll Close My Eyes 4:47£0.99  Buy MP3 

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Craig has one of those wonderful, good tenor sax sounds that have been missing. He's a lyricist; he can play pretty, but he can also fire it up.' Betty Carter
Craig Handy famously performed and recorded with many jazz stars including Betty Carter, Herbie Hancock, John Scofield and Dee Dee Bridgewater. He is a member of the jazz all star group The Cookers, touring globally with these. The album is a New Orleans take of the music related to late organist Jimmy Smith. The album features guest appearances by Wynton Marsalis and Dee Dee Bridgewater. The 2nd Line Smith band is a true live band and very exciting to watch and hear. Despite being a sought after sideman, Craig will tour 2nd Line Smith globally. From the time he arrived in New York at age 23 in 1986, saxophonist Craig Handy was acknowledged as a musician with big, burly tenor sound, sharp wit, and above all, individuality. Craig Handy will undoubtedly fulfill many more dreams, as he strives to contribute his own perfect choruses to jazz history

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars 2nd Line Smith - 1st Class music 14 Oct 2013
By J. D. Naylor TOP 1000 REVIEWER
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Well done to Okeh records for finally signing Craig Handy and letting him record his first album in over a decade. The project is an interesting one with a tribute to the great Jimmy Smith but with a twist: that's where the 2nd line part of the equation comes into play as each piece is set to a New Orleans 2nd line beat.
The energy is high, the solos are lively and the whole album has an infectious, almost danceable quality to it.
There is also a nice growling trumpet solo from Wynton Marsalis on "Got my Mojo" and DeeDee Bridgewater adds some nice vocals to "Sunny side of the street".
A novel and interesting project from the under rated Craig Handy.
Buy it and dance the night away....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Familiar and New 24 Feb 2014
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Great melding of straightahead jazz and New Orleans rhythms; connecting the roots of African American music with the new. Wonderful musicianship.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Exceptional New Orleans flavored Post-Bop feast! 9 Feb 2014
By William J. Swiggard - Published on Amazon.com
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Mojo Workin' features what may be the greatest single trumpet solo I ever heard from guest Wynton Marsalis, who literally makes the horn scream like a raspy human voice, with joy and ecstasy. The other solos in that cut and all the other tracks are equally joyful and virtuosic on this beautifully performed and produced album, but Marsalis sounds - words fail - supernatural. These words do not fail me, however.... Listen up! Buy this album immediately!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Craig Handy & 2nd line Smith 29 Mar 2014
By Andrietteflemings - Published on Amazon.com
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Fantastic!! I Love it!! Really captures the spirit and sound of New Orleans. I just want to dance every time I hear the cd.
3.0 out of 5 stars When I saw this album I was OVER THE MOON ... 4 Oct 2014
By clarence gilbert - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
When I saw this album I was OVER THE MOON...Craig Handy is one of if not the CREME DE LA CREME of modern musicians....I just can't do the ORGAN lol....Please OH PLEASE record a new album SANS ORGAN!
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