Plaxico, Lonnie Group / Live at Jazz Standard
Album:Live at Jazz Standard Collection:Jazz
Artist:Plaxico, Lonnie Group Added:Jul 2004
Label:441 Records 

A-File Activity
Add Date:2004-07-26 Pull Date:2004-09-26 Charts:Jazz
Week Ending:Sep 12Sep 5Aug 29Aug 15Aug 8Aug 1

Recent Airplay
1.Jul 09, 2010:The Jazz Hour
A Shorter Take
4.Sep 03, 2004:Princess Limited
The Sidewinder
2.Dec 10, 2004:No Cover, No Minimum - Favorites of 2004, Part 2
The Sidewinder
5.Sep 02, 2004:The Princess de Frise
Senor Silver
3.Sep 11, 2004:Morning Glory
Cachao's Dance
6.Aug 28, 2004:Morning Glory
A Shorter Take

Album Review
Reviewed 2004-07-23 
LONNIE PLAXICO GROUP – “Live at Jazz Standard”
441 Records, 2003

Strong post-bop set, live in NYC. Bassist Plaxico leads without dominating, ceding the foreground entirely to his two young horn players. The music is essentially straight-ahead, but has a strong “M-Base” component: a funky downtown/avant-jazz edge that makes itself known through innovatively layered arrangements in the originals (2,4,6,8,9) and unexpected endings to familiar phrases in the standards (1,3,5,7). This disc does a good job of straddling worlds: bop heads will find it fresh and different, but fans of outside jazz should find the faster numbers engaging too.

Fo’s Picks: 1, 2, 4, 5, 9

1. 5:51 – uptempo, bubbly rhythm, hardbop with a twist; funky horn & piano solos.
2. 5:24 – driving theme & complex arrangement, slinky sax & piano
3. 5:13 – romantic ballad for quartet (sax/piano/bass/brush drums), done straight-up
4. 9:18 – uptempo funky, strong trumpet/sax solos and some very cool piano comping
5. 4:35 – slow drag, very urban, just oozing funk: trumpet & elec. piano in charge
6. 7:04 – perky, complex theme but straightforward solos
7. 5:15 – smoky ballad for trumpet: nothing special, but very well played
8. 5:32 – strong rhythm, Cuban touch, chugging solos
9. 6:59 – fast, lengthy staccato theme, burning solos from everybody

[Fo] – 7/22/04

Track Listing
1.The Sidewinder 5.Summertime
2.Jumping Jacks 6.Along Came Benny
3.Dedicated to You 7.You Don't Know What Love Is
4.A Shorter Take 8.Cachao's Dance
 9.Senor Silver