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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Guitarist/vocalist/ad-libber Marty Grosz's best-known group is the Orphan Newsboys, a quartet with trumpeter Peter Ecklund, clarinetist Bobby Gordon and bassist Greg Cohen. On this particular CD, recorded at the 1995 Atlanta Jazz Party, Grosz heads his "Sugar Daddies," a septet with Ecklund, Gordon, trombonist Bob Havens, pianist Keith Ingham, bassist Frank Tate and drummer Wayne Jones. 13 classic tunes from the 1920s and '30s are swung, with the occasional standard such as "Bugle Call Rag" and "I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate" joined by such rarely performed songs as "Strut Miss Lizzie," "Sobbin' Blues" which has some fine whistling from Ecklund, "Little Girl" ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Guitarist/vocalist/ad-libber Marty Grosz's best-known group is the Orphan Newsboys, a quartet with trumpeter Peter Ecklund, clarinetist Bobby Gordon and bassist Greg Cohen. On this particular CD, recorded at the 1995 Atlanta Jazz Party, Grosz heads his "Sugar Daddies," a septet with Ecklund, Gordon, trombonist Bob Havens, pianist Keith Ingham, bassist Frank Tate and drummer Wayne Jones. 13 classic tunes from the 1920s and '30s are swung, with the occasional standard such as "Bugle Call Rag" and "I Wish I Could Shimmy Like My Sister Kate" joined by such rarely performed songs as "Strut Miss Lizzie," "Sobbin' Blues" which has some fine whistling from Ecklund, "Little Girl" and a hot version of "Let Me Call You Sweetheart." The ensembles are heated but uncrowded, the solos are concise and meaningful, and Grosz's occasional vocals are always fun. This very likable set is highly recommended to fans of pre-bop jazz.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 12/25/1999
  • Label: Jazzology
  • UPC: 762247626022
  • Catalog Number: 260
  • Sales rank: 179,407

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Marty Grosz Primary Artist, Guitar, Vocals
Bob Havens Trombone
Keith Ingham Piano
Peter Ecklund Trumpet, Human Whistle
Wayne Jones Drums
Frank Tate Bass
Technical Credits
Fats Waller Composer
Art Kassel Composer
Andy Razaf Composer
Armand Piron Composer
Henry Creamer Composer
Buddy DeSylva Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Irving Kahal Composer
Turner Layton Composer
Clarence Williams Composer
Cozette Morgan Composer
George H. Buck Jr. Producer, Liner Notes
Howard Blake Composer
James Henry Burris Composer
Pierre Norman Connor Composer
Lucy Fletcher Composer
Leo Friedman Composer
Beth Slater Whitson Composer
Chris Smith Composer
Francis Henry Composer
Robert Katscher Composer
Victor Burton Composer
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