Jody's Freeze / Let's Go (It's Summertime)
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After growing up playing music alongside Hamilton Bohannon, trombonist Reese became a full-time school band director. When reflecting upon his colourful musical career, Reese says, “We played lots of club dates, mainly on weekends due to our day jobs. On one occasion, a club owner booked us as a back up band for a little known entertainer from Memphis. A year later the guy became a super – I’m referring to Al Green.”
Not quite funk yet not quite jazz, this record – James Reece and the Progressions’ only 45 outing - will gain credence by lovers of both styles of music.
The solar powered sound of “Let’s Go It’s Summertime” totally encompasses the pure essence of a long summer drive along the coast of an easy going climate - with an ambient combination of horns, percussion and a full rhythm section in the back seat of your convertible. When was the last time you heard a French horn as groovy as that?
Whereas “Jody’s Freeze” is far from frozen. It’s a perky, jazzy, floor shuffling concoction of pungent horns, howling Hammond and a spit fire paradise of percussion. The tempo’s temperature increases till your arms, knees and legs are completely thawed out from jerking, flipping, flopping and prancing around the dance floor!