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Feelin by Lazy Bird

Independent music can in many cases be defined as diamonds in the rough - the gem is there, but it has to pass many stages of development before it hits the top shelf. Such is the case with Lazy Bird. In its 2004 self-released debut project, "Feelin It," James Lapidus and band engage the listeners in what can be, in short time, a very enjoyable "push & play."

As for quality, I can say with work, the percussion and production could have made this project truly stand out. It is by far not a bad piece and it does have its fine moments, but the rough edges just need addressing.

Note the quality of horn work is fine and the keys are working as well among the rest. In some cases, one sound does tend to drown out the others. They all need to play nicely together instead of bulling about in studio,

What is so impressive is the hard work that went into this project, and it shows. The innovation and creativity does go on exhibit and often. That point makes for a very promising career start.

"Saying Goodbye" is one piece that shows much promise with a Mike Fein saxophone and a James Gibb trumpet that do very much in creating a smooth listening experience. Nice job!

"Feelin It" is only the start of something more. Look for greater triumphs from Lady Bird in the future

Karl Stober is a national freelance music journalist/interviewer. Any inquiries or requests should be directed via email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or contact his office at 802-380-6065.

Additional Info

  • Artist / Group Name: Lazy Bird
  • CD Title: Feelin
  • Genre: Traditional / New Orleans
  • Year Released: 2005
  • Record Label: Independent
  • Musicians: Mike Fein (alto & tenor saxes and flute), Chris Finnegan (bass), James Gibbs (trumpet), Rich Pierson (drums),Jim Lapidus (piano, organ, Rhodes, clavinet, synthesizer, acoustic guitar)
  • Rating: Three Stars
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