Two Hot to Handle
Celebrating a musical partnership of 18 years and more than 1,000 gigs, this long-awaited release spotlights Jack and Al at the peak of their collaboration. Jack and Al met in Newport, R.I., in 1982. Their musical partnership was an underground legend in the '80s and '90s. They breathed new life into traditional jazz and this CD is the only record of that partnership. From New Orleans to Sugar Hill in Harlem, they spread the word about good-time jazz, creating new music, but respecting the old, along the way. Here's what one reviewer has to say: 'This is the kind of duet date -- Radcliffe on acoustic piano and vocals, Oliveira blowing clarinet and tenor sax -- that should warm the cockles of any fan of classic American Jazz... A sense of controlled euphoria permeates whenever (Oliveira) let's loose with a raucous burst; fans of such past luminaries as Barney Bigard and Edmond Hall take note.' --Charles Winokoor, The Taunton (Mass.) Daily Gazette.