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Label: Cadence Jazz Records
Track listing: Little Bestiary; New York to London; Fancy Takes Me Home; Hotel Splendide; Blues; Another Salesman; In The Boardroom; Tony
Barry Wallenstein: Tony's Blues
by Vernon Frazer
Barry Wallenstein’s recordings of jazz poetry surpass the idiom’s all too typical offerings, e.g., the mediocre poet droning angst while his accompanists overpower him, or the resonant baritone booming cliches of urban crisis whose urgent accents stamp away from the pulse intended to power the recitation. Wallenstein’s first-rate poetry conveys the hipster’s quick intelligence. His upper-range ...