Rhapsody Jazz Poll Editor Francis Davis’ Best of List 2012

January 12th, 2013

8. Josh Berman & His Gang, There Now (Delmark)

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Doing, or maybe I mean “undoing,” post-Prohibition warhorses like “Jada” and “I’ve Found a New Baby,” a clique of young Chicagoans establishes a link between Eddie Condon‘s inner circle and the AACM — and their own link to both. A great introduction, should one be needed, to many of the players currently revitalizing Windy City jazz, including trumpeter Berman, tenor saxophonist Keefe Jackson and vibraphonist Jason Adasiewicz.