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Big Four, Vol. 2

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This is a better-than-expected session by four New Orleans jazz veterans. Trombonist Louis Nelson is the leader on these two albums of which this is the second but his role is mostly supportive with only occasional solos. The main star is clarinetist George Lewis who, even with a few minor missteps particularly on "Sentimental Journey", is heard throughout in top form. With pianist Joe Robichaux and banjoist Emanuel Sayles completing the unusual quartet, the music is uncluttered, sincere and swinging. The repertoire contains a few unexpected tunes including a heated "Marie," "I Wish I Was in Peoria" and "Goodnight Ladies" and the rendition of "Wait 'Til the Sun Shines ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
This is a better-than-expected session by four New Orleans jazz veterans. Trombonist Louis Nelson is the leader on these two albums of which this is the second but his role is mostly supportive with only occasional solos. The main star is clarinetist George Lewis who, even with a few minor missteps particularly on "Sentimental Journey", is heard throughout in top form. With pianist Joe Robichaux and banjoist Emanuel Sayles completing the unusual quartet, the music is uncluttered, sincere and swinging. The repertoire contains a few unexpected tunes including a heated "Marie," "I Wish I Was in Peoria" and "Goodnight Ladies" and the rendition of "Wait 'Til the Sun Shines Nellie" is a highlight. Well worth searching for by New Orleans jazz fans, chiefly for Lewis' playing.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 6/11/1996
  • Label: Ghb Records
  • UPC: 762247502623
  • Catalog Number: 26
  • Sales rank: 296,997

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Louis Nelson Primary Artist, Trombone
George Lewis Clarinet
Joe Robichaux Piano
Emanuel Sayles Banjo
Kayoski Arai Standup Bass
Eyi Yamanoto Trumpet
Technical Credits
George Gershwin Composer
Sigmund Romberg Composer
Ray Noble Composer
Ira Gershwin Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
Barry Martyn Producer
Andrew B. Sterling Composer
Harry Von Tilzer Composer
George H. Buck Jr. Liner Notes
Reginald Connelly Composer
Jimmy Campbell Composer
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