Chazz Cats

Roadhouse Swing

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A fine retro swing band, the Chazz Cats mostly revive familiar songs on this CD other than Fats Waller's "Come and Get It." The key members of the group are singer D'Lilah Monroe, Greg Laakso on tenor and clarinet, and Ted Silverman, whose mandolin playing gives a country feel to some of the songs. While none of these renditions are on the same level as the originals and Laakso has an odd tone on clarinet (his tenor playing is much better), the Chazz Cats (a sextet that also utilizes a few guest players) put on an enjoyable show and certainly display plenty of spirit.

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