When one becomes interested in jazz or any other types of music for that matter, the ears become greedy. Then one desires to listen to every style and to feel where your soul is more identified. If you are into this process and you live in sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, go and enjoy at least one concert of Lucian and the All Stars. They have been around for quite some time now and they are swinging as great as ever. Lucien Ierna, himself, has been exercising his musicianship for more than half a century!
Lucien Ierna’s band definitely inspects the most outstanding styles of world music: swing, be-bop, West Coast jazz, funky jazz, blues, Latin, show tunes and love songs.Ierna’s new release Street Love Jazz makes an inquiry into East Coast, be-bop, jazzy blues, jazz waltz, jazz ballad, jazz-rock, and jazz dirge. From the 12 tracks of the album, you can treat yourself with ten acoustic jazz instrumentals and two vocals.
Every track was recorded live, which proves the scenery control of this sextet. "Club BG011," a piece composed by Joe Ierna, opens the album swinging like hell. In "At Delores’s House" and "Street Love," Susan Jones’s voice is bright, clear and appealing.
The tunes "Either O," "Element of Truth," "Nate’s Blues" and "Silent Hours" are performed with prevalent natural endowment. Lucian and the All Stars creates a twister of saucy jazz with a contemporary gauge that travels no specific timeline. This CD is a triumph at supplying content and vibes.