Hot Sheet: Well Strung

The top 10 entertainment highlights on our gaydar this week: from a festival of Fresh Meat to a Batt on a Hot Tin Roof.



8. MUSIC: Dave Koz and Friends, Summer Horns
The out jazz saxophonist and his colleagues offer plenty of “Hot Fun in the Summertime” — as a matter of fact, that’s one of the many delightful tracks on this CD, which celebrates the horn-heavy style that fueled much rock, R&B, soul, and funk music from the late 1960s through the ’70s. On the just-released Concord Records disc, Koz is joined by fellow sax players Gerald Albright, Richard Elliot, and Mindi Abair, with guest appearances by trumpeter-flugelhornist Rick Braun, trombonist Brian Culbertson, and singers Michael McDonald, Jeffrey Osborne, and Jonathan Butler. Their versions of “Rise,” “Take Five,” “25 or 6 to 4,” “God Bless the Child,” and others will put you in a mellow mood. Sample the disc at Koz’s website; also, he and the “friends” will be touring this summer.

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