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If you’ve been jonesing since the demise of that “jazzy” radio station, cop a fix with Elliot Levine’s new Light Images. A keyboardist who has performed with the likes of Wilson Pickett and steel panners Andy Narell and Ken “Professor” Philmore, Marylander Levine serves up a seven-track CD that includes a live blues recorded last summer at Fort Dupont and a spirited, if somewhat bombastic, rendering of Hoagy Carmichael’s classic “Georgia on My Mind.”
Levine describes his compositional style as similar to that of happymeister Kenny G, and Images‘ soprano saxophonist Philip French sho’nuf recapitulates G’s enthusiastic style. Presumably nice with mesclun salad and a Riesling after a tough day managing the world’s affairs; not recommended for Eric Dolphy aficionados who read post-structuralism and don’t bathe daily. Contact Hummingbird Records at (800) 933-9722.