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Mike Walbridge's Chicago Footwarmers: Crazy Rhythm

Read "Crazy Rhythm" reviewed by Nic Jones

With music as venerable as this it's approach that's the key, and with these men the approach is nigh on perfect. Neither the dead hand of reverence or the corn that's often the undoing of traditional jazz performed decades after the event has a place here. Instead the music harks back to a simpler, more spontaneous time in a way that's anything but the product of dewy-eyed nostalgia. The thing that makes the difference could just be love. Recorded over ...


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