‘Boomerang’ is the latest album from the DENNY SEIWELL TRIO… Denny Seiwell, drums, John Chiodini, guitar and Joe Bagg, organ. Seiwell is a veteran and well-respected drummer. Avid sleeve readers will know that he was a founder member of Paul McCartney’s Wings – playing on three of their albums and regularly touring with them. Before that he was house drummer at New York’s famed Half Note jazz club where he performed with some of jazz’s biggest names. For the last seven years, he’s played with his own trio and the funky, tight soul jazz menu they serve up on the 12 track ‘Boomerang’ is a throwback to his time at the Half Note.
However, the immediate attention grabber is a cover of Seiwell’s old boss’ ‘Live And Let Die’. The familiar Bond theme is given a surprising make over… the kind of thing that Jimmy Smith or Jimmy Mc Griff might have done back in the day… and from back in those days another highlight is a short and sweet version of Eddie Harris’ ‘Cold Duck Time’.
DENNY SEIWELL TRIO; Boomerang is out now on Quarto Valley Records.