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Back Home in New Orleans
     

Back Home in New Orleans

by Bob Havens
 
An important trombonist in the Dixieland/New Orleans jazz world since he played with Al Hirt in the 1950s, Bob Havens was part of the band on the Lawrence Welk Show for 22 years, usually being featured on the occasional Dixieland numbers. However there is nothing corny about Havens' playing, which is inspired by

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An important trombonist in the Dixieland/New Orleans jazz world since he played with Al Hirt in the 1950s, Bob Havens was part of the band on the Lawrence Welk Show for 22 years, usually being featured on the occasional Dixieland numbers. However there is nothing corny about Havens' playing, which is inspired by Jack Teagarden and the more technically skilled New Orleans players. On Back Home in New Orleans, Havens and a top-notch septet perform tunes that mostly date from the 1920s, though "Rosa Is Her Name" and "When The Bloom Is on the Sage" are of more recent vintage. Havens takes occasional vocals but it is his trombone playing that is of greatest interest. The uncredited arrangements for the group are also excellent, alternating solo space with arranged and jammed ensembles. Trumpeter Connie Jones (sometimes purposely hinting at Bix Beiderbecke) and the reeds of Tom Fischer and the relatively unknown Otis Bazoon are well featured. Such warhorses as "Old Man River," "Louisiana," and "Wolverine Blues" are played with some fresh ideas and subtle surprises. A fine outing.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/17/2008
Label:
Jazzology
UPC:
0762247636427
catalogNumber:
364
Rank:
116538

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