With Jimmy Archey's Hot Six

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All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Keith Smith, a fine British trad trumpeter who led the Climax Jazz Band, visited the U.S. on two separate occasions during 1965-1966. On his earlier trip, he recorded six selections with a pickup group headed by the legendary clarinetist George Lewis. The 1966 visit has Smith subbing for trumpeter Alvin Alcorn in a touring group with trombonist Jimmy Archey and clarinetist Darnell Howard that was known as the New Orleans All Stars. In both cases, Smith's melodic and slightly primitive style fits in quite well with the revival bands. Not many sparks fly and Lewis is more laid-back than usual, but fans of New Orleans jazz and the 77 label from which this CD is reissued in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Scott Yanow
Keith Smith, a fine British trad trumpeter who led the Climax Jazz Band, visited the U.S. on two separate occasions during 1965-1966. On his earlier trip, he recorded six selections with a pickup group headed by the legendary clarinetist George Lewis. The 1966 visit has Smith subbing for trumpeter Alvin Alcorn in a touring group with trombonist Jimmy Archey and clarinetist Darnell Howard that was known as the New Orleans All Stars. In both cases, Smith's melodic and slightly primitive style fits in quite well with the revival bands. Not many sparks fly and Lewis is more laid-back than usual, but fans of New Orleans jazz and the 77 label from which this CD is reissued in general will enjoy this infectious effort.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/17/2007
  • Label: Ghb Records
  • UPC: 762247526629
  • Catalog Number: 266
  • Sales rank: 223,218

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Keith Smith Primary Artist, Trumpet
George Lewis Clarinet
Alton Purnell Piano
Jimmy Archey Trombone
Darnell Howard Clarinet
Hugh "Shuggy" Watts Trombone
Joseph "Slow Drag" Pauageau String Bass
Josiah "Cie" Frazier Drums
Technical Credits
George H. Buck Jr. Liner Notes, Executive Producer
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