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So, three stars, as it's better than average, but just slightly.
Joe Jackson brings some really fresh arrangements to these classic songs giving them a thoroughly contemporary sound and they ROCK!
Yet the possibility of re-imagining the music of such a diverse yet distinctive composer must have been beyond appealing.
Had forgot about Joe Jackson for awhile. This helped me remember why I should not have. Very interesting and diverse music.Published 16 days ago by G. Strauss
A fan of JJ'S music back in the 80's, I was pleased to see a new one. It is in my RotationPublished 3 months ago by stephen sudbeck
Been listening to this recording since I bought it...what a different approach to Ellington's wonderful music. Read morePublished 4 months ago by bfitz
Some really good playing of some really good music. Joe Jackson brings new life to some great standards. Read morePublished 6 months ago by G. Whiteley
Joe Jackson brings some really fresh arrangements to these classic songs giving them a thoroughly contemporary sound and they ROCK! Read morePublished 9 months ago by OilBurnerBob
RE-arranging turns out to NOT be such a good idea , in MY opinion. I very much enjoyed JJ's " Jumpin' Jive " ... Love all of The Duke's works. Read morePublished 11 months ago by R C T
Having been a fan of Mr. Jackson's for, well it seems like forever but it was actually the 70s, this CD has been a blessing. Mr. Read morePublished 17 months ago by Nick Pusloskie
Poor Joe, I hope he's not that broke. This current release is so unbelievably bad I can' t believe Joe had anything to do with it. Read morePublished 18 months ago by anonymous