this week in releases: kill it again just because?

Kenny Barron/Dave Holland, The Art of Conversation (Impulse!)

Mostly Other People Do The Killing, Blue. Notwithstanding the tremendous talent required to pull off a near note-for-note copy of Kind of Blue, we don’t really need it. Anyway, Mostly Other People Do The Killing released Blue this week to a swell of criticism – so, at least people are talking. Marc Myers JazzWax review is here.  I won’t be buying the thing, but if I had friends in town who were new to jazz, and this band was playing, seems like it would be a great introduction.

Of course, the real thing, which remains amazing despite being extremely popular, is right here:

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