American musicians have no trouble channeling '40s small-group swing and '70s electro-funk, but they seem to have largely abandoned the bebop period. Enter trumpeter Jay Phelps, a young Canadian who has assembled a crackerjack British band. People tend to remember the bopsters as searching artists, but they were also crafty entertainers. Phelps wisely follows in that tradition, offering up a firestorm of thundering rhythm and guest vocals, a gorgeous ballad with a string section (Basie's "Blue and Sentimental"), and "I Love My Mama," a hip shout-out to mothers the world over. Phelps and his band can work a room, be it neon-lit nightclub, jazz festival bandstand or concert hall.