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by Wild Bill Davison
     
 
Two unrelated but rewarding sessions by the great Dixieland cornetist Wild Bill Davison are combined on this delightful CD. The first session -- a six-song ballad-oriented date that also includes trombonist Jimmy Archey, Garvin Bushell on clarinet and (on "Yesterdays") bassoon, pianist

Overview

Two unrelated but rewarding sessions by the great Dixieland cornetist Wild Bill Davison are combined on this delightful CD. The first session -- a six-song ballad-oriented date that also includes trombonist Jimmy Archey, Garvin Bushell on clarinet and (on "Yesterdays") bassoon, pianist Ralph Sutton, bassist Sid Weiss, and drummer Morey Feld -- has some particularly ferocious playing from Davison (who takes his first recorded vocal on "Ghost of a Chance"). The remaining dozen tunes come from a very successful matchup in 1976 between Davison and the Classic Jazz Collegium Orchestra, a talented ten-member Czechoslovakian group. Some of the numbers (most notably a classic rendition of "Sunday") have inventive arrangements that make the band sound like a unit from the 1920s. Wild Bill is quite inspired throughout, making this one of his most rewarding sets of the 1970s. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/25/1999
Label:
Jazzology
UPC:
0762247608325
catalogNumber:
83
Rank:
186969

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Wild Bill Davison   Primary Artist,Cornet,Vocals
Ralph Sutton   Piano
Jimmy Archey   Trombone
Garvin Bushell   Clarinet,Bassoon
Morey Feld   Drums
Sid Weiss   Bass
Lubos Zajicek   Cornet,Leader
Classic Jazz Collegium Orchestra   Track Performer
Pavel Klikar   Piano

Technical Credits

Bing Crosby   Composer
Don Redman   Composer
Jerome Kern   Composer
Joe Davis   Composer
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Otto Harbach   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Tom Saunders   Liner Notes
George H. Buck   Liner Notes
George Frazier   Text
Paul Denniker   Composer
Traditional   Composer
Stanislav Titzl   Text
Joe Primrose   Composer

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