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New York City bandleader George Gee he is not listed as playing an instrument and the Jump Jivin' Wailers little big band are into the swing thing, and re-create a dozen-plus-one classics and slightly obscure tunes from the golden era of jazz. Arranger and trumpeter Walt Szymanski contributes nine of the 13 charts done with a flair that emphasizes group interplay and slightly bolder accents than the originals. Clarinetist Daniel Block takes the lion's share of soloing, with tenor saxophonist Michael Hashim and Szymanski helping in that department secondarily. The experience Szymanski gained living and working in Detroit as the music director for drummer J.C. Heard's ...
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All Music Guide - Michael G. Nastos
New York City bandleader George Gee he is not listed as playing an instrument and the Jump Jivin' Wailers little big band are into the swing thing, and re-create a dozen-plus-one classics and slightly obscure tunes from the golden era of jazz. Arranger and trumpeter Walt Szymanski contributes nine of the 13 charts done with a flair that emphasizes group interplay and slightly bolder accents than the originals. Clarinetist Daniel Block takes the lion's share of soloing, with tenor saxophonist Michael Hashim and Szymanski helping in that department secondarily. The experience Szymanski gained living and working in Detroit as the music director for drummer J.C. Heard's big band has obviously held him here in good stead. Another ex-Detroiter, baritone saxophonist Alex Harding is also a mighty presence. The music comes in-part from the book of Count Basie, Fletcher Henderson, and American Popular songsmiths with a chestnut or knuckleball tossed in here and there. Block shines brightly on the Henderson flagwaver "Down South Camp Meeting," Eddie Sauter's fervent and fun "All the Cats Join In," and Benny Goodman's "If Dreams Come True." The whole band swings hardest collectively during the rapid-fire solos in Lionel Hampton's "Gin for Xmas" and James P. Johnson's strutting "Victory Stride." These are perfect vehicles for contemporary retro-swing endeavors. John Dokes sings as a pseudo-Jimmy Rushing on "Sent for You Yesterday," ex-Detroiter Carla Cook does the unrequited blues "It Had to Be You," and Szymanski vocally camps it up a bit for "Lulu's Back in Town." Though overall there are good if not clich├ęd choices of material, this for the most part is a listenable and enjoyable date, best appreciated by seasoned listeners.
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  • Release Date: 7/17/2007
  • Label: Gjazz Records
  • UPC: 837101333535
  • Catalog Number: 3568

Album Credits

Performance Credits
George Gee & the Jump Jive Wailers Primary Artist
Michael Hashim Tenor Saxophone, Soloist
Daryl Hall Bass
Daniel Block Clarinet, Soloist
Lance Bryant Tenor Saxophone
Mark Gross Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soloist
Marcus McLaurine Bass, Soloist
Alex Harding Baritone Saxophone, Soloist
Walt Szymanski Trumpet, Vocals, Soloist
Willard Dyson Drums, Soloist
George Gee Bandleader, Indexed Contributor
Carla Cook Vocals, Soloist
Brian Bonvissuto Trombone, Soloist
Rick Germanson Piano, Soloist
Steve Wiseman Trumpet, Soloist
Rick Briskin Guitar
Steve Einerson Piano, Soloist
John Dokes Vocals, Soloist
Technical Credits
Irving Berlin Composer
Lionel Hampton Composer
Michael Hashim Arranger
Lance Bryant Arranger
Eddie Durham Composer
Fletcher Henderson Composer
Jordan Sandke Arranger
Eddie Sauter Composer
Walt Szymanski Arranger, Producer, Music Direction
George Gee Liner Notes, Executive Producer
Peter Karl Engineer, Mastering
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