An amazing set in many ways. Never ever have you seen so many smiles on the faces of the members of this team of outstanding jazz performers – they were in the groove! And so [More]
Harry James was known as a virtuoso technician, swinging jazz player and bandleader. However, Harry James’ musical roots were firmly planted in Dixieland. This musical montage demonstrates how comfortable in the Dixie mode. This features [More]
“Cat Anderson only led a scattering of sessions throughout his career, and this particular set (reissued on CD in 1997) was only his second date as a leader since 1965. For a tribute to the [More]
“Aside from a few compilations consisting of previously released 78 rpm recordings, the 1959 United Artists LP Petite Fleur represents the first album by New Orleans clarinetist Edmond Hall. Accompanied by pianist Ellis Larkins, bassist [More]
“Krazy Kat” (Frank Trumbauer – Chauncey Morehouse). Personnel: Frank Trumbauer – Cm-saxophone Bix Beiderbecke – cornet Bill Rank – trombone Don Murray – clarinet Bobby Davis – alto saxophone Adrian Rollini – baritone saxophone Joe [More]
“Variety Stomp” (Charlie Green, Fletcher Henderson, Jo Trent). Personnel: Russell Smith, Joe Smith, and Tommy Ladnier – trumpets Jimmy Harrison, Charlie Green – trombones Don Redman, Buster Bailey – clarinet & alto saxophone Coleman Hawkins [More]
A Song Is Born (also known as That’s Life) is a 1948 Technicolor musical film remake of the 1941 movie Ball of Fire with Gary Cooper and Barbara Stanwyck, starring Danny Kaye and Virginia Mayo. [More]
Legendary Jazz pianist, Tom McDermott, focuses on the music of Scott Joplin; 17 wonderful tunes. This CD is not for purists, but, its freshness is unique and and familiar at the same time. ”Mr. McDermott [More]
For the original soundtrack of Bolden, in theaters this spring, nine-time GRAMMY Award winner Wynton Marsalis faced a nearly impossible task: bring fellow trumpeter and New Orleanian Buddy Bolden, widely considered one of the fathers [More]
Recorded with Punch Miller, this album offers a mixed bag featuring Paul Barbarin‘s Band/Punch Miller’s Bunch & George Lewis . It’s worth acquiring for the Barbarin composition “The Second Line” alone, but offers much more. [More]