Mostly Other People Do The Killing
Hot Cup, 2014, CD
Jazz Ruler Type: Bebop
O’s Notes: This can’t be MOPDtk. It’s Miles’ Kind of Blue! We thought we had a mislabeled disc. Moppa Elliott’s veteran band typically plays punk, fusion and experimental jazz. Kevin Shea (d), Jon Irabagon (sax) and Peter Evans (t), Ron Stabinsky (p) and Elliott (b) do a fine job recreating Miles’ classic on Blue. There is no Killing here, just solid recreations of works that have been reproduced countless times, this time with a contemporary lineup of musicians dancing straight-ahead. You’ll do double takes!
Publicist: Braithwaite & Katz