James Luther Dickinson – Dinosaurs Run In Circles

James Luther Dickinson – Dinosaurs Run In Circles – Album Review

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“The notion of Jim Dickinson—sideman extraordinaire (Stones, Dylan); iconoclastic producer (Big Star, the Replacements); Memphis raconteur—cutting an album of jazz/R&B standards and obscurities may seem odd to anyone familiar with his rock-oriented projects like his 1972 solo album “Dixie Fried” or anarchic combo Mudboy & the Neutrons. But Dickinson’s nothing if not steeped in the lure and lore of the likes of Louis Jordan, Jimmy Dorsey, Johnny Mercer and Ray Charles, whose songs (or songs identified with them) are among those covered here by the Dickinson trio. The Jordan number, “Early in the Morning,” sets the tone, Dickinson unfurling lazy-hazy rolls of boogie-woogie piano and warbling in a charmingly offhand rasp. From there the listener’s transported to New Orleans, St. Louis, Seattle and other ports of musical call, ultimately winding up at, of all places, Disneyland: Try listening to the gentle take on “When You Wish Upon a Star” without misting up.”

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