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Michael Wolff

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Michael Wolff

type:
Music
Current Status:
In Season
performer:
Michael Wolff
genre:
Jazz

We gave it a B

Arsenio Hall’s and David Letterman’s bandleaders take radically different routes on these side trips from their late-night gigs. Michael Wolff follows the high road, laying down a creditable jazz performance over a variety of slick funk and hip-hop grooves on Michael Wolff — occasionally even sizzling. Paul Shaffer leads his band down the low road, through two solid CDs of instrumental covers (from Led Zeppelin’s ”Black Dog” to James Brown’s ”Doing It to Death”), wasting a multitude of big-shot guests in the process. One long Stupid Human Trick. B

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