Chuck Hedges: Just For Fun
Arbors RecordsARCD: 19239
Eddie Higgins: Piano
Paul Keller: Bass
Ed Metz Jr.: Drums
"Ever since hearing the 1993 Arbors release of No Greater Love (ARCD 19121) and reinforced by recordings for the Delmark label and live performances at the Montreaux-Detroit Jazz Festival, this writer has remained firmly convinced that Chuck Hedges is likely one of the greatest living clarinetists active on the American jazz scene. His fluent dexterity, wealth of ideas and unflappable swing make him a target for others to shoot for, but hte loft is quite high indeed. For all the years plying his trade on a brand of Dixie-to-swing that personifies the core values of jazz, it is unbelievable to note that Chuck Hedges has made no more than a handful of recordings. That Arbors has afforded him another opportunity to document his music elevates this CD to major event status."
—Michael G. Nastos, who writes for The All Music Guide and Cadence Magazine and hosts a jazz show on WEMU, 89.1 FM, Ypsilanti, Michigan
Night and Day * Old Folks * On A Slow Boat to China * Black Butterfly * You Stepped Out of A Dream * Come Sunday * Deep Purple * Poor Butterfly * On The Street Where You Live * Soon * Nina Never Knew * One Note Samba * If You Could See Me Now * Dinah * Just For Fun