Luis Russell And His Orchestra – Saratoga Shout

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Saratoga Shout (Charlie Holmes / Luis Russell).


  • Henry “Red” Allen , Otis Johnson – trumpet
  • J.C. Higginbotham – trombone
  • Charlie Holmes – alto saxophone, soprano saxophone
  • Albert Nicholas – alto saxophone, clarinet
  • Teddy Hill – tenor saxophone
  • Luis Russell – piano, bandleader
  • Paul Barbarin – vibraphone
  • Will Johnson – banjo, guitar
  • George “Pops” Foster – bass
  • Paul Barbarin – drums

New York, January 24, 1930

Matrix – 403680-A


Vern Marshall says:

What a band! Somehow they took an orchestra-size lineup and made it sound as free as an New Orleans trad band, with similar climaxes and the classic 'shout' finale. My hair still stands on end when the chant comes in, with Pops Foster driving it – Father of the Slap Bass!

jazzwatch64 says:

Luis BEST records…awesomer than Henderson Or Ellington…….great solos by the 4 men (allen, higgy, holmes, nichols), plust that awesome bass from Foster….4 stars…..

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