It's kinda strange that no one has rated this live album yet. Well, I think it's a beautiful work: I like both the music and the lyrics. On top of that the vocalist introducing the tracks did a very enjoyable thing.
Steve and the Co-Conspirators play Steve's original jazz songs from their CD, SPIRITS PASSING THROUGH - songs inflected by Brazilian music, New Orleans second line, reggae, funk, and old blues guys. The Co-Cons are a jazz bandâso improvising, group interaction, swing, and building up a head of steam are all important. http://www.stevethomasjazz.com
This album is a recording of a live performance for JazzBoston Jazz Week and the Somerville Open Studios third annual Music Fest on May 3, 2008. It was produced by Randy Winchester for ARTSomerville. CD quality FLAC files of this recording are available from www.archive.org/details/SteveThomasAndTheCoconspirators
ARTSomerville (ARTS) is a volunteer arts organization based in Somerville, Massachusetts, USA, which draws upon the talents of local creativity, strengthening communication among artists and the public by presenting exhibits, performances, and educational activities. Albums appearing under the ARTSomerville logo are from artists that have given performances at ARTSomerville sponsored events. Visit http://www.artsomerville.org to learn more.
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