Looking for a Little Bluebird

Looking for a Little Bluebird

by John Gill
     
 
Trombonist John Gill's Dixieland Serenaders is at times reminiscent of King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band due to the group featuring two very fine trumpeters (Chris Tyle and Duke Heitger), and on this set performing at least six songs (including the first four titles)

Overview

Trombonist John Gill's Dixieland Serenaders is at times reminiscent of King Oliver's Creole Jazz Band due to the group featuring two very fine trumpeters (Chris Tyle and Duke Heitger), and on this set performing at least six songs (including the first four titles) associated with Oliver's 1923 group. However, the funnest tunes of this CD are the ones never recorded by Oliver. It is enlightening to hear this particular instrumentation play such numbers as "Heebie Jeebies," "Hot Lips," and "In The Good Old Summertime," giving a fresh perspective to those standards. There are five vocals from the musicians, but those are fairly harmless and Gill (who takes three of them) has a strong voice. The four horn players (including the fine clarinetist Frank Powers) display plenty of spirit, so fans of Dixieland, New Orleans jazz, and classic jazz will enjoy this outing.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/11/1998
Label:
Stomp Off Records
UPC:
0785968129528
catalogNumber:
1295

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

John Gill   Primary Artist,Trombone,Keyboards,Leader,Vocals
Steve Pistorius   Piano
Vince Giordano   Tuba
Hal Smith   Drums
Chris Tyle   Trumpet,Vocals
Eddy Davis   Banjo,Vocals
Duke Heitger   Trumpet
Frank Powers   Clarinet

Technical Credits

King Oliver   Composer
Eddie Edwards   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Richard Bird   Engineer
Bob Erdos   Producer
Wayne Jones   Liner Notes
Henry W. Ragas   Composer
Tony Sbarbaro   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Ren Shields   Composer
George Evans   Composer
Alvin Robertson   Composer
Barbara Kenngott   Art Direction,Cover Design

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