Jodie Christian


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A local legend in Chicago for decades, Jodie Christian is a flexible pianist able to play anything from bebop to fairly free jazz. On this set he performs six standards (including "Mood Indigo," "End of a Love Affair," and "All the Things You Are") and four originals. Some of the tunes are taken as unaccompanied piano solos (on "Blues Holiday" Christian also whistles) while the other songs have the pianist supported by bassist Larry Gray and drummer Vincent Davis. Christian mostly sticks to the modern mainstream and he sounds quite fine throughout this largely melodic set.

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