Neal Caine, Backstabber’s Ball

Britt Daniel

By Britt Daniel

on 04.22.11 in Reviews
A modern form of cool jazz

I don't know much about Neal Caine — I found out about his music on NPR. I heard it and thought it was great and I jotted down a note to go find it. I looked in four or five record stores and didn't find it — and there it was on eMusic! Jazz is not my forte but I have some appreciation for it. This just sounded to me like a classic jazz record, it had great melodies and a great feel to it. It just has a classic vibe. I love really produced records and that may be the kind of record I've bought the most of, but I love a good band that can play together and those guys can certainly play together.