18th & Racine

November 19, 2013 | Format: MP3

$8.99
Also available in CD Format
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: November 19, 2013
  • Label: Delmark
  • Copyright: (c) 2013 Delmark
  • Total Length: 50:50
  • Genres:
  • ASIN: B00G8IKCOM
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #181,177 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

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I highly recommend this album to every jazz lover!
Joan S. Reynolds
Picky, yes, but music like The Fat Babies play is to be enjoyed and appreciated in as many ways as possible.
B. Pohnan
I enjoy the unique atmosphere the music creates, and the mix of familiar and unfamiliar tunes.
Deb Oestreicher

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By B. Pohnan on January 26, 2014
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18th and Racine is The Fat Babies second solo CD and it is noticeably different from their first CD, Chicago Hot. It is refreshing to find a "new" jazz band that is confident enough to not blindly repeat themselves after a highly successful debut album.

There are three tracks on this new CD that would be at home in the "let's get up and dance" 1920s atmosphere that Chicago Hot generates. The other twelve tracks on 18th and Racine, however, have noticeably slower tempos that successfully create a "let's just sit, have a drink, and enjoy the music" ambience. Some titles such as, "Till Times Get Better" and "King Kong Stomp" obviously suggest 1930s origins. In an effort to widen their musical "range," The Fat Babies include a few pieces that feature short vocal sections. I had no trouble picturing myself in a smoky, depression era Chicago jazz club, with a nostalgic smile on my face, as they played (and sang) "I Can't Dance (I Got Ants In My Pants)."

The recordings are very crisp and the music is impeccably played. This CD is a worthy addition to any music library of this genre. The only two gripes that I have are minor: (1) There are no notes about the origins of each individual track and (2) "El Rado Scuffle" includes a tuba accompaniment, but sadly the musician's name is not listed anywhere in the notes. Picky, yes, but music like The Fat Babies play is to be enjoyed and appreciated in as many ways as possible.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By John R. Hightower on April 11, 2014
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This is a great recording in terms of performance and quality of sound. To me, one of the most attractive aspects of the recording is that one can listen to this type of music recorded with modern equipment. Yes, I listen to original recordings from the 1920s and 1930s, but technology has improved. And if it's not clear, this is music from the 1920s and 1930s, for the most part. It's mostly transitional material--moving from Dixieland to Big Band. There is at least one modern composition that fits very well with the older stuff.) Finally, the music is just FUN! A cornet is used to play the lead in many cases, not a trumpet. So there's a nice mellow sound.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Deb Oestreicher on January 16, 2014
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The Fat Babies play jazz pretty much as it was played in the 1920s, and listening to this album definitely gives the feeling of another era. I enjoy the unique atmosphere the music creates, and the mix of familiar and unfamiliar tunes.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Joan S. Reynolds on January 13, 2014
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The Fat Babies are, without a doubt, one of the best ( if not the best) jazz bands in the country! Each musician is a master at his instrument. The band plays great arrangements of the early classic jazz of the '20's & '30's.....with authority and authenticity!!
I highly recommend this album to every jazz lover! I also recommend their first CD..."Chicago Hot"!
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