After a nearly two year hiatus, The Jazz Unit reconvened tonight at the Bop Stop on Cleveland’s near West Side – the spot where they formerly held court each Monday night for over a decade. The group played music from The Brazilian Project, new arrangements of Moacir Santos, Baden Powell and Antonio Carlos Jobim compositions by the Unit’s trumpeter Jack Schantz. A couple tunes off bassist Dave Morgan’s wonderful album The Way of the Sly Man (Being There, 2010) were also featured.
Great to see the house packed for the event, and the room sounding as good as ever. Shame the place doesn’t open more than once or twice a month and bring in national acts.