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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, ...read more