Guss, As Is (Louie): After hearing quite a few titles from the peculiar jazz label Louie, I can't figure out if any of them — including this mostly-live recording from a trio with Louie founder Dave Storrs on drums — are parodies or the swing itself. While the arch surf and country cuts apparently amused the audience, they make me doubt the conviction of the group's improvisations. Ditto for jokey titles like "Djangled" and "Over & In." But at its best, this sounds like a low-rent version of '70s Miles — friendly, inviting, opening up lots of spaces to trudge through the urban voodoo. Hero: Daniel Scollard and his swamp-thing bass. — Kevin John

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