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Very surprised by how well this odd combo worked
on April 14, 2011
I have been a long time Del Mccoury band fan, and when I first herd of this collaboration I was leary. Bluegrass and jazz are not two genres that normally go together; and that is what makes this so special. Not only does this work, but it flows naturally and never seems forced. All the musicians on this project are ultra talented and feed off each other very well. The music vascilates between the bluegrass and jazz so well you almost never notice it happens.
All the songs are very upbeat and pleasant. Del's voice with a full jazz and bluegrass band is great. The highlight of the album for me is the gospel song "I'll fly away". It is the bet rendition of this song I've herd in some time. Also of intrest is the remake of Del's song "50/50 chance", which is "jazzified". A very nice touch, on a very nice album.
I love the fact that the Del Mccoury band has only improved over the years (no small feat considering how long Del has been doing this), and are always willing to try new things and create one-of-a-kind music. A+ effort and outcome all the way, and if your a fan of either group you want to give this a spin.