Jim Yanda Trio – Regional Cookin’ CD


Unabashedly swinging jazz guitar trio.

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Recorded in 1987, and finally released in 2013, sounding as fresh as if it was recorded last week.

Jim Yanda – guitar
Drew Gress – bass
Phil Haynes – drums

Track List
1. Nu’s Theme
2. Tale Weaver
3. Believing
4. My Belle
5. Situation Ethnics
6. Boutiba’s Dream
7. Three Thang
8. Folk Song
9. Round Midnight
10. No More Outs

From the liner notes…
Jim Anderson’s old-school direct-to-two-track recording captures the living essence of what jazz is about. The music swings unabashedly. The band clearly loves to improvise, and we take chances creating our youthfully skilled reverie. In addition, a certain unmistakable, Midwestern honky-tonk aesthetic imbues each note with a learned-by-ear expression, invoking the unbridled dance hall playing of my youth.

Then as now, Drew Gress and Phil Haynes are among the most symbiotic, versatile and interactive rhythm teams in contemporary music. It’s worth the price of admission just to hear them explore and weave. You can’t miss the dialogue we have over these ten bluesy arrangements. Not surprisingly, a certain regional, straightforward, Midwestern honesty emerges that is just as satisfying as I know it to be uncommon.

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