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For anyone who has ever seen the man, this is a must.
on 4 November 1999
Jools Holland and his R&B Orchestra are a great live act - their ability to get any audience to their feet is well known.
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.