All In Blue Time CD (2002)
Mozart/ ; Don Giovanni album for sale Creatively as well as commercially, the neo-swing movement of the '90s didn't go as far it should have -- too many of the participants (who usually offered a blend of jump blues and early rock & roll) were mediocre and unskilled. And by the end of the decade, the movement had, to a large degree, dried up. But that doesn't mean that neo-swing recordings don't have their place, especially when they're as well done as singer/saxman/guitarist Jay Patten's All in Blue Time. In contrast to all the amateurish neo-swing releases that came out in the '90s, this 2002 release sounds like the work of professionals -- if it wasn't, clarinetist Buddy DeFranco wouldn't be a special guest. One thing that All in Blue Time does have in common with ...