Mr. Rhythmist Goes to Town

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Mora's Modern Rhythmists stand out from the retro-swing field both in their very high quality and the fact that the group sounds like a fairly original big band from 1932-1935 rather than looking toward Louis Prima for inspiration. On its second CD, the ten-piece group six horns and four rhythm with Dean Mora, trumpeter Jim Ziegler, guitarist John Reynolds, and singer Kayre Morrison taking vocals performs 21 hot swing and pre-swing numbers, including "Cavernism," an up-tempo "Joe Turner Blues," "Smoke Rings," "Without That Gal!," "Jungle Jazz," and "Big John's Special." All 21 concise performances only one number is over four minutes long are enjoyable and swinging, the ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Mora's Modern Rhythmists stand out from the retro-swing field both in their very high quality and the fact that the group sounds like a fairly original big band from 1932-1935 rather than looking toward Louis Prima for inspiration. On its second CD, the ten-piece group six horns and four rhythm with Dean Mora, trumpeter Jim Ziegler, guitarist John Reynolds, and singer Kayre Morrison taking vocals performs 21 hot swing and pre-swing numbers, including "Cavernism," an up-tempo "Joe Turner Blues," "Smoke Rings," "Without That Gal!," "Jungle Jazz," and "Big John's Special." All 21 concise performances only one number is over four minutes long are enjoyable and swinging, the soloists are excellent sounding very much of the period, and the arrangements are fresh and infectious.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/23/1999
  • Label: Mr. Ace Records
  • UPC: 670917007722
  • Catalog Number: 2

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Georgia Jubilee (2:42)
  2. 2 Cavernism (3:23)
  3. 3 Joe Turner Blues (2:22)
  4. 4 Sweet Sue, Just You (3:58)
  5. 5 Blue Minor (3:24)
  6. 6 King of Swing (3:15)
  7. 7 Mr. Ghost Goes to Town (3:58)
  8. 8 Without That Gal! (2:36)
  9. 9 Chant Of The Weed (3:46)
  10. 10 Ain'tcha Got Music? (2:51)
  11. 11 The Mayor Of Alabam' (3:31)
  12. 12 Dixieland Shuffle (3:24)
  13. 13 Jungle Jazz (2:52)
  14. 14 Four Or Five Times (3:10)
  15. 15 Dancin' With A Debutante (2:24)
  16. 16 Hot Toddy (2:22)
  17. 17 Pastorale (4:08)
  18. 18 Here Come the British (3:15)
  19. 19 Big John's Special (2:50)
  20. 20 Smoke Rings (3:29)
  21. 21 Night Ride (3:24)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Mora's Modern Rhythmists Primary Artist, Primary Artist, Primary Artist
Matt Germaine Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
Geoff Nudell Clarinet, Alto Saxophone
John Reynolds Guitar, Vocals
Larry Wright Drums
Phil Krawzak Clarinet, Tenor Saxophone
Art Gibson Bass
Kayre Morrison Vocals
Dean Mora Piano, Vocals
Jim Ziegler Trumpet, Vocals
Jerry Kuhn Trombone
Technical Credits
Jimmie Lunceford Arranger
Horace Henderson Arranger
Spike Hughes Arranger
Edgar Sampson Arranger
Don Redman Arranger
Dick Hamilton Engineer
Will Hudson Arranger
Bill Morrison Illustrations
Spud Murphy Arranger
Sid Phillips Arranger
Gene Gifford Arranger
Jack Mason Arranger
Alex Hill Arranger
Byron Gay Composer
Dean Mora Producer
Corey Gemme Engineer
Marco H. Hellman Composer
Jimmy Dale Arranger
Ken Starr Arranger
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