VARIOUS ARTISTS; "The Legacy Lives On" (Mack Avenue). ***
Summer's the time for jazz festivals. And for those who wish they could take it all home with them — well, they can.
For those who really dig good, solid jazz, "Legacy Lives On" wraps together a two-CD collection of artists with varying combos, almost a la jazz festival.
Jazz buffs will probably recognize such names as Ray Brown, Ernie Andrews and Jon Hendricks. The styles stay pretty mainstream with classic jazz sounds — that is, it never goes the direction of hard-core funk or anything that really pushes the limits, but it also doesn't touch anything too mellow or new age, either.
This CD is fun, and just about anybody who likes jazz would enjoy it.