Thursday, April 28, 2016

Dynamic Les Demerle Band - Comin' Home Baby (Origin 2016)

Source & Label: Origin Records

“In the same way that, say, Art Blakey or Buddy Rich drove their bands, DeMerle establishes an undeniable presence...”

Captured live in the jazz room of the Celebrity Eclipse Cruise Ship while sailing the Baltics, "Comin' Home Baby" is the Dynamic Les DeMerle Band's ninth recording on Origin, and its tightest - grooving hard, the music hot and sweet, swinging and soulful. Featured beside Les DeMerle's fiery drumming are his and Bonnie Eisele's equally dynamic vocals, as they perform classics such as "Steppin' Out With My Baby," "Learnin' The Blues," "Day In - Day Out," "High Fly," and more. "After hearing this quartet live for 12 nights with Les' tight group and the wonderful vocals of Bonnie Eisele, I can honestly say that I am truly a fan..." - George Wein, Newport Jazz Festival.

01. Shiny Stockings (4:44)
02. All That Jazz (2:30)
03. Steppin’ Out With My Baby (3:03)
04. The Good Life, I Wanna Be Around (3:49)
05. High Fly (5:09)
06. Day In Day Out (3:41)
07. It’s Only A Paper Moon (3:01)
08. The Girl From Ipanema (4:48)
09. The Nearness Of You (4:49)
10. All Right, Ok, You Win (3:16)
11. I Love Being Here With You (2:24)
12. Early In The Morning (3:22)
13. Meditation (4:13)
14. Frim Fram Sauce (3:37)
15. Peel Me A Grape (2:52)
16. Learnin’ The Blues (5:26)
17. Comin’ Home Baby (3:17)
18. Manteca (2:09)

Bonnie Eisele - vocals
Johannes Bjerregaard - piano
Chris Luard - bass
Les DeMerle - drums, vocals