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Ballamy does it again,
This review is from: More Jazz (Audio CD)
Iain Ballamy always manages to sound fresh. His take on jazz is always wonderfully quirky yet idiomatically congruent. It is jazz but not as we know it! The opening 'My Way' kind of says it all really - it is immediately identifiable as the Sinatra classic but it has a wonderfully eccentric Englishness about it that immediately identifies it as the work of Guildford's favorite saxophone son! The rest of the CD consists of Ballamy originals each performed with that delightful Ballamy slant. The man is a credit to his horn, the genre as a whole and to this country inparticular. He is not a wannabe American; he is an original and a welcome sound on the UK jazz scene.
The man should be given an MBE.