Anthony E. Nelson Jr. – Swinging Sunset (ENG review)

Mouthpiece Music – Street date June 9th 2023
Anthony E. Nelson Jr. – Swinging Sunset (FR review)

Anthony E. NELSON Jr. pays tribute to the great jazz organ trios that were particularly popular in clubs during the 1950s and 1960s. This is Nelson’s 5th album as a leader. Jazz Music Archives declares, “As a saxophonist, flutist, clarinetist, and bass clarinetist, Nelson possesses an innate talent that knows no bounds in its ability to transcend generations and genres.”
Certainly, that’s not all. While this album is of good quality, we are left wanting in terms of originality. Modern arrangements could have elevated the overall experience, but unfortunately, we find ourselves with an album that, aside from the current recording techniques, could have emerged as is from the 1950s or 1960s. Back then, it would have received praise, but it fails to impress us in today’s era.
By the third track, we become thoroughly bored and futilely search for a piece that would surprise us. Such a gathering of talent on a classic album seems disheartening to us. It’s suitable for a rainy Sunday if you feel like taking a nap, or you may consider purchasing it if you adore very, very, and I mean truly very classic jazz. Others will flock to the latest “Indispensables” albums recommended by Bayou Blue Radio and Paris-Move.

Thierry De Clemensat
Correspondent in USA
Bayou Blue News – Bayou Blue Radio – Paris-Move

PARIS-MOVE, May 18th 2023


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