Thursday, April 12, 2007

Open Day and Night

Posted on Thu, Apr 12, 2007 at 4:00 AM

Open Day and Night
Length: LP
Rated: NONE
Media: CD
Format: Album
WorkNameSort: Open Day and Night
One of the only bar bands whose lead singer will name-drop Langston Hughes as part of a soul-vamp, the J.C.'s have thrived in the smoky, college-bar milieu that they've chosen; they've also slyly subverted that milieu into an inverse chitlin circuit. Even though the J.C.'s play to predominantly jam-band audiences, they were shocked when they were expected to play covers during a month-long stint in Vegas. They are a group that chooses a slow, funky simmer over bombastic refrains but is successful with both. In other words, the J.C.'s own whatever stage they're occupying, and they own it with equal parts originality, personality and pure soul goodness. Thus, amplifying their long tradition of opting for live albums rather than studio joints to showcase their material, the J.C.'s latest is a double-disc document of a gig last July at the Social. Three covers (of songs by Sam Cooke, Otis Redding, Etta James), two guests (Swamburger and Sunny) and one new drummer (Anthony Cole of the Sam Rivers Trio) come together on the 19-track collection and, as is to be expected, the peculiar power of the band resonates best when coming from the stage.


We welcome readers to submit letters regarding articles and content in Orlando Weekly. Letters should be a minimum of 150 words, refer to content that has appeared on Orlando Weekly, and must include the writer's full name, address, and phone number for verification purposes. No attachments will be considered. Writers of letters selected for publication will be notified via email. Letters may be edited and shortened for space.

Email us at

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Orlando Weekly Press Club for as little as $5 a month.


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

Read the Digital Print Issue

June 16, 2021


© 2021 Orlando Weekly

Website powered by Foundation