It’s me. There will be jazz, with occasional other styles thrown in for variety.
Anyway, Jazz Alliance is a quartet (on some songs, they play as a trio). As far as I’ve seen Partly Cloudy is their only album, and it’s a good one. It was recorded live in two cafe concerts, and you can hear the espresso machine, clinking of cups, and a hint of crowd chatter, to give you the full ambiance. Listening to this in preparation for the post, I realized that I hadn’t been to an actual café concert in more than fifteen years. Live music in bars, yes, mostly when I lived in Shanghai, but in a cafe? Not since before I moved to Shanghai, let alone since I came back. And that’s all a long time ago.
So, for me, there was a certain amount of nostalgia in listening to this.
In fact, my only complaint is that it’s far too short. The whole album is only about thirty minutes, and I keep wanting more.
Still, I suppose I should just be grateful there’s this much, since good jazz in the Creative Commons is relatively rare (as compared to, say, techno).
Partly Cloudy by Jazz Alliance is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 3.0 International License.