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The CD shows them in great form from the mid 90's, opening with just Jools and drummer Gilson Lavis on their own. Joined by the rest of the band from track two, they keep the pedal flat to the floor right to the end. They're unpretentious, they always look and sound as if they're having fun, and the musicianship is top notch.
Stand out tracks for me are Dr. Jazz and High Street - the latter being an instrumental at breakneck speed giving Jools, Drummer Gilson Lavis, Organist Christopher Holland, Double Bassist Dave Swift and Guitarist Mark Flanagan opportunities to show their considerable talents.
It's impossible to listen to this CD and keep your feet still ! Thoroughly recommended.
This CD comes from the days when Jools and his band didn't feel an urge to get big names to come along and help make their CDs (like the several Jools Holland and friends series)... ok, Jools hasn't got the best voice in the world, but start looking around and you'll notice that a lot of the great jazz artists had a mediocre voice which they could attach to fantastic music, and it didn't matter.
Stand out tracks include Dr Jazz (an old Squeeze song!), High Street and a cover of Ray Charles' 'I gotta woman' ... but to be honest, the whole CD could be considered a stand out track. Stick it on while you're doing the housework, you'll be finished in no time!