Various Artists - IF Music Presents You Need This - A Journey Into Deep Jazz Vol. 3BBE
Jean Claude, the founder of the London record shop IF Music continues to resurrect hidden gems from every corner of the universe. With "A Journey Into Deep Jazz Vol 3, he blesses us with an eclectic collection of tasty treats from all parts of the globe. Among the highlights are "24 Caret" from Gazor Szabo. The legendary Hungarian guitarist incorporates folk with deep jazz over a scintillating fourteen minutes that's filled with melodic passages. "Manteca" features a flurry of piano melodies courtesy of the underappreciated Phineas Newborn Jr. "Hasla La Victria Siempre" is infectious Latin Jazz from Copa Salvo. Ten solid tunes that will certainly fill your jazz appetite. As Jean Claude says: "These rare jazz nuggets need to be given their day in the Sun". We couldn't agree more.
Reg Dancy, 08/19