Steve Grimmett from Grim Reaper at the head of the band. Trying again for that Whitesnake feel and doing a pretty good job again. Change of guitarist does change the sound a bit. This album doesn't quite meet the standard set by the magnificent debut, nevertheless it's a worthy followup!
Oddly omitting Thelonious Monk, this DVD presentation of CBS Television's The Sound of Jazz still rates near the top of jazz on the small screen, albeit in a somewhat diminished capacity, lagging behind the earlier VHS release. But for most jazz fans, any edition of The Sound of Jazz still boasts, regardless of drawbacks, the ultimate televised gathering of many of the music's key artists. Particularly evident with this transfer is how the studio lights wreak havoc with the reflections in the brass instruments, especially near the beginning of the program, emitting strange black bands that refract and compromise the image, a problem picked up less clearly in the VHS version.