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Jon Crosse: Kind Of Blue & Pink

Read "Kind Of Blue & Pink" reviewed by Michael P. Gladstone

This album is deja vu all over again! Saxophonist Jon Crosse, a Los Angeles-based musician for the past thirty years and a sax soloist for singer Paul Anka since 1983, has dedicated a part of his musical career towards jazz for children. Kind Of Blue & Pink, replete with a clever title pun, is cobbled together from previously released recordings. So what is really new here? We've heard nursury rhyme material from Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers ("Three Blind ...

ALBUM REVIEW

Jon Crosse: Kind of Blue & Pink

Read "Kind of Blue & Pink" reviewed by Jim Santella

What a terrific idea! Gather several jazz veterans in the studio and have them interpret songs from our childhood in a true straight-ahead jazz spirit.

These recordings were made in 1985 and '89. Carmen McRae sings three songs, joined by trumpeter Freddie Hubbard on two; pianist Clare Fischer joins the leader for nine selections; and several key Los Angeles rhythm sections add plenty of mainstream flavor.

Jon Crosse, a multi-instrumentalist who has served as Paul Anka's ...


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