Chris Spector, Midwest Record
Here’s a glorious record that you won’t know what to do with other than sit back and enjoy it. Personifying the sound of celebration, Hopkins rounds up a multi generational crew of jazzbos and puts them through their paces on classic tunes and new compositions that sound classic. Killer stuff throughout, this is a wild show band strutting their stuff in the highest order. You don’t have to be a big band fan to love it, just someone with great taste. Now you’ll know what a swinging night out sounded like back in the day—even if this is very much in today.