By: Mut Asheru
Pelican Crossing is like a well-planned, chaotic, romantic, vibrant and plush dream offered up by N. Ireland’s Blue Jar. The album has plenty of vibrant stings and fingers that really extend into a couple different genres and moods. My best description of this album would be to call it ‘gypsy jazz’, but it’s much more than my meager description lends it credit for. It’s really a concoction of jazz, classical, and vaudeville instrumentation with vocals thrown in (or should I say expertly placed and executed) by Lesley Dennison. Pelican Crossing is a 14 track adventure. Relaxing and at times sensual and exciting.