An Evening with Za Zu Zaz
(GMZZZ Records) Za Zu Zaz took its earliest identity from the great Cab Calloway tune of the same name. Employing jazz, vocalese, scat, and entertainment from the early form of jazz expression gave the group its initial strong foundation. As its style progressed, the ensemble incorporated many modern jazz idioms, infusing both original Brazilian sambas and thoughtful ballads liberally into its varied sets. Grover Kemble and Machan Taylor share the stage on lead vocals and guitar; John Gatti on keys, clarinet, and vocals; Dave Miller on bass and vocals; and Tim Solook on drums.