Monday, October 9, 2017

CD/DVD Review: Feel The "Honkin' & Jivin'" From Big Jay McNeely With His New Live Album

Classic rhythm & blues saxophonist Big Jay McNeely celebrated his 90th birthday back in April. They coined his brand of performing as "honking" due to his flamboyant way of performing live. An example of this was recently released on a new live CD/DVD by Big Jay McNeely. The new live album titled "Honkin' & Jivin' At The Palomino," showcases McNeely in the perfect club setting back in 1989, as he works the audience up into a frenzy by the close of the show.
His new 8-song set begins with the quick-jazz pace of the "Palomino Hop," which starts things off with a bang as McNeely tries to keep the energy flowing throughout the entire show. He works on getting the audience involved, singing along to his sax playing of the famous "I Can't Stop Loving You" and also having the audience shout out their favorite wines during "All That Wine Is Gone." Big Jay McNeely works in the blues of "There Is Something On Your Mind" and "Young Girl Blues" as he pours his emotions into his onstage performance. The show's encore closes the evening with the same energy as when he started, performing the "Big Jay Shuffle." To find out more about the new live album from Big Jay McNeely, please visit

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