Our first new review of Alternate Side!

MIKE LEE & TED CHUBB NEW TRICKS/Alternate Side:  Not that we were there but listening to this feels like walking down52nd Street in New York 60 years ago with some blowing/cutting gig blasting out of the doors of the clubs on the block. It seems to strike some atavistic mental jazz posts in the back of the brain that makes this stand above the typical well meaning, contemporary blowing date.  While it’s certainly not old man jazz, it seems to splice the best moments from the albums in your grandpa’s basement, distilling things to the essence and presenting only the best.  This more an homage to Teo Macero or Alfred Lion than it is to any singular player or style.  A killer date sure to be loved by anyone looking for a fast ball right down the middle.

Volume 34/Number 152
April 2, 2011
830 W. Route 22 #144
Lake Zurich, IL., 60047
CHRIS SPECTOR, Editor and Publisher
Copyright 2011 Midwest Record

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