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Something different for the evening...,
This review is from: Nighthawks At The Diner (Audio CD)This is unlike any other Tom Waits album. It was recorded live with a Jazz Quartet backing him, now I can hear you thinking immediately this is going to be dreadful - its not.
In fact its astonishing, there are no long solos, the backing quartet just provide a swinging backdrop for Waits to weave his unusual brand of story telling.
Sometimes very funny, occasionally sad and always lyrically interesting, Waits scats/talks and sings in his distinctive growl.
You might want to hear this first, before purchasing, as I concede it's not going to be everybody's cup of tea.
However it has remained my favourite Tom Waits album for decades now, despite Swordfishtrombones etc.