Jazzhole - Poet's Walk (2006)

Jazzhole

Jazzhole has been a critical fave for years now, and the trio's new album, Poet's Walk, should only enhance their reputation.  Their covers of Boz Scaggs' "Lowdown" and the SOS Band's "Do it Right" will get attention, but it is their original material here that really shines.  "All the Ways," "The Slipping of Time," the funky "Jonesing,"  "One More Time" and the title cut are absolutely top notch compositions, and the light bossa nova "It Would Have Been Enough" (with group member Marlon Saunders dueting with Michal Cohen) has the feel of an instant classic.  Poet's Walk is a joy from start to finish and is a must-have for lovers of soulful jazz. 

By Chris Rizik 

Jazzhole has been a critical fave for years now, and the trio's new album, Poet's Walk, should only enhance their reputation.  Their covers of Boz Scaggs' "Lowdown" and the SOS Band's "Do it Right" will get attention, but it is their original material here that really shines.  "All the Ways," "The Slipping of Time," the funky "Jonesing,"  "One More Time" and the title cut are absolutely top notch compositions, and the light bossa nova "It Would Have Been Enough" (with group member Marlon Saunders dueting with Michal Cohen) has the feel of an instant classic.  Poet's Walk is a joy from start to finish and is a must-have for lovers of soulful jazz. 

By Chris Rizik 

 
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