Sometimes I think that if the kooky cult members and assorted fascists on the far right heard a key song or album they would suddenly snap out of their bizarre state and return to humanity, like waking from a nightmare or coma. Perhaps the right album is among these new jazz releases. Who knows?
Serenade To Highland Park, as well as 2019’s Organisms. I love this tune’s light vibe. “Over #21” is a fun, funky number, featuring a lot of great work from the brass section, especially the trombone. Then “Ground Up” features more excellent work on guitar, and has an interesting, exciting vibe. That’s followed by the cheerful, swinging “Rickey Speaking.” The only piece not written by Doug MacDonald on this release is a cool rendition of “Lover Man.” This album was released on February 15, 2022.