|For the new CD, No Strings Attached, producer Peter Cardinali gathered a|
supporting cast of Canadian jazz stars including Neil Swainson, Bob McLaren,
Terry Clarke, George Koller, Guido Basso and Kevin Breit, as well as 'Big Easy'
legends Art Neville, Eddie Bo, Johnny Vidacovich, James Singleton and the
No Strings Attached opens with a sweeping, Kaeshammer original called
Snow At Lake Simcoe that features the Bratislava Symphony Orchestra; the
piece was inspired by the movie, 32 Short Films About Glenn Gould. Eddie Bo
delivers an intimate vocal performance on Drown In My Own Tears, that captivates
the listener as it oozes with soul, while Big Joe Duskin, one of Kaeshammer's
boogie woogie heroes, belts out an earthy, rumbling reading of Dusty's Blues.
Besides classics like Boogie Woogie Stomp, and Maple Leaf Rag, the new
recording also showcases a collection of Kaeshammer's well-crafted, original compositions such as Mose, an instrumental tribute to the laconic Delta stylist
Mose Allison and the rollicking, R&B influenced original, On A Saturday Night.
They are as impressive as the recording's stellar back-up band and underline
the young musician's continued growth as a composer.