Keep Swingin'

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
A good swing trombonist, Rex Allen heads an octet for this live session for the German Nagel-Hayer label. Trombonist Dan Barrett sticks exclusively to trumpet and plays quite effectively; tenorman Harry Allen is a strong asset; Jim Rothermel switches between clarinet, alto and soprano; the rhythm section is comprised of guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, pianist Mark Shane, bassist Frank Tate and drummer Gregor Beck; and Terrie Richards contributes a few worthy vocals. Unlike most of the other releases from this label, many of the ensembles are arranged, but the music overall swings. The repertoire emphasizes 1930s/'40s swing-era songs, including "Back Bay Shuffle," "Opus One," ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
A good swing trombonist, Rex Allen heads an octet for this live session for the German Nagel-Hayer label. Trombonist Dan Barrett sticks exclusively to trumpet and plays quite effectively; tenorman Harry Allen is a strong asset; Jim Rothermel switches between clarinet, alto and soprano; the rhythm section is comprised of guitarist Bucky Pizzarelli, pianist Mark Shane, bassist Frank Tate and drummer Gregor Beck; and Terrie Richards contributes a few worthy vocals. Unlike most of the other releases from this label, many of the ensembles are arranged, but the music overall swings. The repertoire emphasizes 1930s/'40s swing-era songs, including "Back Bay Shuffle," "Opus One," "Stompin' at the Savoy" and a Duke Ellington medley, with the proceedings concluding with "Flying Home."
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/1999
  • Label: Nagel-Heyer Germany
  • UPC: 675754641825
  • Catalog Number: 16
  • Sales rank: 379,734

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Rex Allen Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Trombone, Vibes
Dan Barrett Trumpet
Bucky Pizzarelli Guitar, Piano
Harry Allen Tenor Saxophone
Jim Rothermel Clarinet, Alto Saxophone, Soprano Saxophone
Frank Tate Bass
Mark Shane Piano
Terrie Richards Vocals
Gregor Beck Drums
Technical Credits
Benny Goodman Composer
Lionel Hampton Composer
Mark Fisher Composer
Joe Goodwin Composer
Klaus Stratemann translation
Sydney Robin Composer
Larry Shay Composer
Sabine Producer
Nikolai Woeller Art Direction
Manfred Selchow Liner Notes
Bernd Schultze Engineer
Hans Nagel-Hayer Producer
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