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.
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