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The Houdini's: The Best of the Houdini's: Live at Kiama Jazz Festival Australia

Read "The Best of the Houdini's: Live at Kiama Jazz Festival Australia" reviewed by Robert Spencer


The Houdini's are in masterful form for this live date from the Kiama Jazz Festival in Australia. They start the proceedings off with a bang with the lively “Headlines," by pianist Edwin Hoorweg. After a high-spirited unison head, tenor man Barend Middelhoff rips through a burning solo; once the band returns to the twisty head, the crowd is thoroughly roused. The unison heads are tortuous and impressive all through the disc: see especially “Don't Abuse Our Patience" and “No Sweat, ...


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