Various Artists

Laughter from the Hip: 24 Jazz Comedy Classics

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Humor has always been an important ingredient in any musical style, and that's the foundation of this 24-track collection showcasing various jazz artists in comical music situations. The frivolity doesn't hamper the playing, although sometimes it can be a bit tedious. Still, it's good to hear songs that aren't weighted down with seriousness or artistic pretension, and there are periods while hearing this that you wish the attitudes expressed might carry over to some contemporary performers who sometimes come across more like academics than musicians.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
1 2:03
2 2:45
3 3:10
4 2:54
5 2:57
6 3:04
7 1:17
8 6:06
9 2:36
10 3:07
11 3:16
12
3:15
13 3:22
14 3:02
15 3:19
16 3:09
17 3:06
18 3:04
19
3:02
20 2:59
21 3:04
22 3:31
23 2:43
24 3:23
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