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Salute to Pops, Vol. 1
     

Salute to Pops, Vol. 1

by Satchmo Legacy Band
 
This is a hilariously rotten record. Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, trombonist Curtis Fuller, clarinetist Alvin Batiste, guitarist Al Casey, pianist Kirk Lightsey, bassist Red Callender and drummer Alan Dawson attempt to pay tribute to

Overview

This is a hilariously rotten record. Trumpeter Freddie Hubbard, trombonist Curtis Fuller, clarinetist Alvin Batiste, guitarist Al Casey, pianist Kirk Lightsey, bassist Red Callender and drummer Alan Dawson attempt to pay tribute to Louis Armstrong but the results are quite embarrassing. It is true that Batiste is from New Orleans but that hardly makes him a Dixieland clarinetist, few trombonists sound less like a New Orleans player than Fuller, and to have Hubbard cast as Satch is bad casting to say the least. The programming of the music is illogical, particularly having the themeless "Gut Bucket Blues" followed by the pointless "Blues For Pops." The odd part is that the closer these modern players come to imitating the Louis Armstrong All-Stars, the sillier they sound. "Ory's Creole Trombone" is remarkably bad with Fuller making Kid Ory seem like a virtuoso and Hubbard fumbling all over the place; couldn't they have attempted it again? "Wild Man Blues" is such a fiasco (didn't any of these musicians care enough to learn the songs?) that this CD should only be purchased to amuse one's knowledgable friends.

Product Details

Release Date:
03/16/2010
Label:
Imports
UPC:
0027312111620
catalogNumber:
883636

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Performance Credits

Satchmo Legacy Band   Primary Artist
Casey   Guitar,Vocals
Curtis Fuller   Trombone,Vocals
Kirk Lightsey   Piano,Vocals
Alvin Batiste   Clarinet,Vocals
Alan Dawson   Drums,Vocals
Red Callender   Bass,Tuba,Vocals
Freddie Hubbard   Trumpet,Flugelhorn,Vocals

Technical Credits

James Black   Composer
Giovanni Bonandrini   Executive Producer
Mike Hennessey   Producer,Liner Notes
Nick Gomm   Engineer
Mike Walter   Engineer
Niridan   Cover Art
Edwin H. Morris   Composer

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