House Bound Jazz

I downloaded this album the moment I saw it. At the time it was only five tracks with maybe six or seven musicians on board and I had no real expectation there would be more. As of tonight there are 29 tracks featuring 27 musicians playing fiery and authentic 20s jazz. What's even better is that by the time you are reading this who knows how many more will have contributed. They coalesce in dozens of small all-star groups on multi-track recordings that can only be described as a creative explosion. The project includes musicians from around the world, some in the top tier of their instruments. Every jazz fan needs to hear it. House Bound Blues is a "name your price" album on Bandcamp and I believe I donated a dollar a track for what was there at the time. When new tracks are added I can go back and download them. I have excitedly done so every few days all month. This project is the best thing to come out of quarantine. The album itself is hosted on the Bandcamp page of Andrew Oliver, an American pianist who has defected to the London early jazz scene. On board from the beginning was multi-instrumentalist and mult-track master Colin Hancock. For years I've wanted him to release his own one man band recordings as an album because they capture his unique vision. He's remarkable at perceiving and recreating minutely specific styles. As he is in tune and in touch with Andrew Oliv
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