Thursday, June 7, 2012
The Brian Setzer Orchestra - The Dirty Boogie
The Dirty Boogie came out during the big swing jazz revival of the 90's, but unlike many of its contemporaries, it hasn't faded with time. It was a great album then and it's still one now. Brian Setzer's mastery of the guitar is evident throughout, but that's not the only thing that makes this album great. Setzer is backed by one of the better jazz bands in the land. The horns are more than competent, sounding full but not overbearing. The rhythm section never misses a beat, and the vocals are all top-notch. Nothing on this album is halfhearted or subpar. It's all great.