Classic New Orleans Jazz, Vol. 1

Classic New Orleans Jazz, Vol. 1

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by George Lewis
     
 

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Some of clarinetist George Lewis' finest playing of the 1960s was done outside of the confines of his regular group. On 11 of the 12 numbers included on this CD reissue (two of the tunes were previously unissued), Lewis is joined by a New Orleans group called the Mustache Stompers, which consists of trumpeter George Blood, trombonist

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Some of clarinetist George Lewis' finest playing of the 1960s was done outside of the confines of his regular group. On 11 of the 12 numbers included on this CD reissue (two of the tunes were previously unissued), Lewis is joined by a New Orleans group called the Mustache Stompers, which consists of trumpeter George Blood, trombonist Jay Brackett, and a three-piece pianoless rhythm section; the other number is with trumpeter De De Pierce. Although none of his sidemen are that distinctive, their musicianship and enthusiasm seem to inspire Lewis to play at his best. Most of the tunes are Dixieland and New Orleans standards (such as two versions of "I Can't Give You Anything But Love," "Rosetta," and "Jazz Me Blues"), but there are also a couple of ad-lib blues and an effective jam on "Stompin' at the Savoy." Recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
02/26/2008
Label:
Collectables
UPC:
0090431693926
catalogNumber:
6939
Rank:
157984

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Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

George Lewis   Primary Artist,Clarinet
De Pierce   Cornet
Jim Robinson   Trombone
Alex Bigard   Drums
Ronnie Bill   Banjo
George Blood   Trumpet
Jay Brackett   Trombone
Lars Edegran   Piano
J.R. Smith   Tuba
Chester Zardis   Bass

Technical Credits

Louie Bellson   Composer
John Lewis   Composer
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Fred E. Ahlert   Composer
Benny Carter   Composer
Arnold S. Caplin   Producer,Reissue Producer
Tom Delaney   Composer
Dorothy Fields   Composer
Will J. Harris   Composer
Toby Mountain   Engineer
Victor Young   Composer
Tex Wyndham   Liner Notes
Duncan P. Schiedt   Original Cover Photography
Joe Young   Composer
Ren Shields   Composer
George Evans   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Don Delaney   Composer

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Classic New Orleans Jazz, Vol. 1 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Stemline More than 1 year ago
My husband and I recently discovered George Lewis and have been busy collecting his recordings. This disk is mostly classics (Stompin' at the Savoy, I Can't Give You Anything But Love), although a few lesser known songs are included. One other big name makes an appearance: Jim Robinson on trombone, but listeners are likely to find some of the other musicians less familiar. We think it's a great disk and have ordered copies for some our family and friends who also love classical jazz.