Louis Armstrong and friends – Esquire Jazz Concert (1944) – Full Show. The first Esquire All-Star Concert, which took place in 1944, has been well documented on various discs, generally in bits and pieces, but [More]
It’s been said that Big Sid Catlett was the complete drummer, able to play with boppers and moldy figs alike and any kind of musician that fell in between those two opposite poles. Certainly his [More]
Track listing: 00:00 A1 Rosetta (Hines, Woode) 05:44 A2 Willow Weep For Me (Ann Ronell) 13:03 A3 One Woman’s Man (Casey, Mac Shann) 18:45 A4 I’m Beginning To See The Light (Ellington) 23:09 B1 Just [More]
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow: Al Casey, who will always be best known as Fats Waller’s guitarist, makes one of his few appearances as a bandleader on the CD reissue of his Swingville album. Casey, [More]
The Harlem Blues and Jazz Band is a jazz ensemble active since the 1970s. The band was initiated by Al Vollmer in 1973, noting that a significant pool of jazz musicians who had played in [More]