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Pedal Steel Jazz

by Jim Cohen

Pedal steel master, Jim Cohen's, long-awaited jazz album features a stellar lineup including Frank Strauss, Steve Beskrone, Chico Huff, Grant MacAvoy, jazz guitar legend, Jimmy Bruno, plus 6 of the world's greatest steel guitarists. A rare treat!
Genre: Jazz: Mainstream Jazz
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  Song Share Time Download
1. I'll Remember April (feat. Jimmy Bruno)
7:42 $0.99
2. Far Wes
5:56 $0.99
3. My Little Suede Shoes
5:04 $0.99
4. Fly Me to the Moon
6:59 $0.99
5. Lush Life
3:36 $0.99
6. Have You Met Miss Jones?
6:34 $0.99
7. Manha De Carnaval / Black Orpheus
6:55 $0.99
8. Jimbeaux's Blues (feat. Jimmy Bruno, Maurice Anderson, Lucky Oceans, Randy Beavers, Buck Reid, Doug Jernigan & Chuck Campbell)
7:05 $1.99
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Pedal steel guitarist, Jim Cohen, has at long last released an album of all jazz tunes. Fans are already familiar with his tasteful renditions of diverse musical styles including British Rock and Pop tunes and he has been known to cover a few Charlie Parker, Miles Davis and Sonny Rollins tunes in the past. On "Pedal Steel Jazz", he teams up with an all-star lineup of some of the greatest Philadelphia area jazz players including jazz guitar legend, Jimmy Bruno, as well as pianist Frank Strauss, bassists Chico Huff and Steve Beskrone, and drummer Grant MacAvoy. To sweeten the pot even further, Jim is here joined, on an original blues tune, by 6 of the world's greatest living steel guitarists, including Maurice Anderson (Bob Wills' Texas Playboys), Lucky Oceans (Asleep at the Wheel), Randy Beavers (LeAnn Womack), Buck Reid (Lyle Lovett), Doug Jernigan (Vassar Clements band), and Chuck Campbell (Campbell Brothers). From 'straight-ahead' to 'Latin jazz' and kickin' blues, this album will change your perspective about steel guitars and jazz forever.



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Bob Taillefer

This is my favourite recording of Jim's. The playing is stellar and the production is beautiful. All the tones are gathered to make a memorable CD. Merci beaucoup!

Tony Glassman

One word = Killer!

Susan Alcorn

A Treat!
For the past few weeks I’ve been listening to, and really enjoying, Jim Cohen’s “Pedal Steel Jazz” album. At times it reminds me of the Buddy Emmons black album (pristine quality of production and a sound that makes me want to listen again and again), and at other times it harkens me back to the 70’s when I used to wear out needles on Curly Chalker and Maurice Anderson records. Jim’s playing is inventive and unfailingly tasteful, and the other musicians on the album play really well. A special treat was listening to “Jimbeaux’s Blues” with its who’s who (a la Jimmy Bryant?) of great steel guitarists. This disc is a treat for, not only steel guitarists, but all music listeners.

Herb Steiner

A Wonderful Creation
A wonderful creation that hasn't left my CD player since I received the disc.

Roy Rosetta

As Good As It Gets!
Absolutely as good as it gets !!!! The steel work on the CD is impeccable. What a great player. Jim's choice of musicians to record with was a "home run" also. These guys are in the "best of the best" category. If you haven't heard this CD, do yourself a favor and get it; you'll not be disappointed. I've listened to it many times and it get's better each time.

Jim Hollingsworth

A truly GREAT recording - I love this thing to death! This will remain up there with my favorite Buddy Emmons albums forever.

Bob Stone

A Terrific Album
A terrific album. Great tunes, creative arrangements and fabulous playing by Jim, all the band members, and the guest steelers. Kudos to all!

Bill Cunningham

Top Quality
This one is as good as it gets. A top quality jazz product.

Mike Neer

A Great Job
What a great job Jim did putting this material together and enlisting such a solid lineup. I've been disappointed with steel jazz recordings in the past and one of the biggest reasons has always been the rhythm sections. Kudos to Jim for doing it right.
The tone and playing is excellent on this record. Jim has a great touch and spices up his lines nicely with subtle rhythmic enhancements (8th note triplets, etc.), giving the lines a great swinging feel. His comping is very nice, too, never getting in the way of the piano player (another potential disaster in the wrong hands).
A solid recording which will be talked about for a good long while.

Joe Goldmark

Straight Ahead Listenable Jazz
The album is called "Pedal Steel Jazz" and it totally is. This is not western swing, or cocktail jazz, it's straight ahead listenable jazz. Jim plays beautifully, his tone is excellent, and the album sounds fresh and assured. His intonation is spot on, which is really saying something considering he's playing with a piano and upright bass. Speaking of, his musicians are top notch including east coast legendary guitarist Jimmy Bruno. If you like jazz even a wee bit, I think you'll enjoy this album.
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