One of my favorite pastimes is to gather a few friends in my living room with some good food and drink to hang out and listen to a new jazz recording. Just take it all in and then talk about our impressions of what we heard. So instead of keeping it a small and private affair, I have decided to open my living room and invite the Jazz Online community to participate through an ongoing feature I'm calling the Living Room Spin.
I'm kicking off the Living Room Spin with trumpeter Cuong Vu's new record Leaps of Faith. I chose this recording because along with being one of the most exciting releases I have heard this year, it is also one of those albums that you just won't hear on the majority of jazz radio stations across the country, as expressed in my recent Jazz Radio RIP blog. You can listen to the record in its entirety right here (just click on the play arrow or select a track) and then share your thoughts in the comment section below. As far as the food and drink, you're on your own. Enjoy!!
Album credits: Ted PoorDrums Stomu TakeishiBass Luke BergmanBass Cuong VuTrumpet Released: 15 February 2011
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