Bopsicle features the lyrics and compositions of bassist Jack Prather and the vocals of Stephanie Haynes and Prather along with excellent work from trumpeter Ron Stout (who has many fine solos), guitarist Mark Waggoner and drummer Charlie Landis. The main strengths of this bop-oriented group are Prather's witty and often-incisive lyrics and Haynes's beautiful voice. During an era when there are few songwriters of standards, Jack Prather's talents are very welcome. This recommended set is highlighted by tributes to several jazz greats, "A Little Jazz" (which makes fun of the pop scene) and the new lyrics to Sonny Rollins's "Pent up House."
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