50/50 BAND featuring the music of bassist and vocalist John E. Magnan is the surprise hit of the winter months, a lively collection of great Chicago performing artists which includes that lovely Chicago songbird, Joanie Pallatto. Chicago has become home to many of the world's finest jazz artists, and Southport and Northport Records are recording them!
Joanie Pallatto gives a fantastic performance on "Goodbye Mambo" and sings lead vocals alongside the lyrical voice of John E. Magnan. Songs include "Come And Find Me," "Janet," "On The Verge," among others on this exciting 10 selection CD.
50/50 BAND is a winner with its flawless performances, intricate solo work, memorable vocals, and a perfect jazz entertainment for all jazz listeners! Bob Long is on piano/keyboards/organ giving some great solo work as is Mark Olsen on trumpet. Each performer is topnotch. Each performance is brilliant.
If you have never heard of John E. Magnan, this is a listening adventure in jazz, and one you will want to embrace for all its uniqueness! Another perfect five-star rating for Southport for bringing to the jazz listeners the 50/50 BAND! The CD, 50/50 BAND is 5-star all the way! Excellent!!!!