The KCCK Featured CD for March is "Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith"
A one-time member of Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers, saxophonist Craig Handy came to the realization several years ago that he'd never had the chance to cut his teeth with any of the great organ players of jazz. So he took ten numbers from the songbook of Jimmy Smith and reinterpreted them with grooves derived from the tight Crescent City second-line funk. The result, as the All Music describes it, "finds the perfect balance of foot-tapping New Orleans parade rhythms, exploratory jazz improvisations, and blues-inflected, organ-soaked grooves." "Craig Handy & 2nd Line Smith"
is from Okeh Records.
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