STYLE: Jazz RATING OUR PRODUCT CODE: 7829-7590 LABEL: Kingsway KMCD525 FORMAT: CD Album
Reviewed by Tony Cummings
Judging from the number of people who when phoning Kingsway, have enquired about the record playing when their calls have been put on hold, Kingsway could have another leftfield Christian bookshop hit on their hands with this. It seems British evangelicalism has not yet done with Christian muzak, sorry instrumental mood music, and if you want a happy mood what better way of getting there than the brassy jollity of trad jazz doing renditions of praise and worship choruses. Trumpeter/cornet player Guy Barker is no Louis Armstrong of course. He's not even a Kenny Ball. But with a bunch of shirt-sleeved musos put together by producer Bob Cranham (banjo and guitar) the band have a nice, bar room sound to them and they obviously had a ball. An album impossible not to smile at.
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