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Rhythm & Bones
     

Rhythm & Bones

by Porky Cohen
 
Although trombonist Porky Cohen has played in the jazz major leagues since the early 1940s (including periods with Tony Pastor, Charlie Barnet, the Casa Loma Orchestra, Lucky Millinder, Boyd Raeburn,

Overview

Although trombonist Porky Cohen has played in the jazz major leagues since the early 1940s (including periods with Tony Pastor, Charlie Barnet, the Casa Loma Orchestra, Lucky Millinder, Boyd Raeburn, Tommy Dorsey, Artie Shaw, Bobby Hackett, the Six with Bob Wilber, and various Dixieland bands) and toured regularly with Roomful of Blues during 1979-1987, this CD was his first opportunity to lead his own date. Seventy at the time, Cohen is heard in prime form leading a romping session featuring some of the members of Roomful of Blues, along with his successor trombonist Carl Querfurth. The joyous music, which only has two vocals among the 13 numbers (updates of Jimmy Rushing and Bessie Smith songs featuring Sugar Ray Norcia and Michelle Willson), mixes together heated swing and 1950s style R&B blues to exhilarating effect; Illinois Jacquet would feel quite comfortable in this setting. There are plenty of opportunities for not only Cohen to solo, but all of the other horn players. An added plus is the lengthy and definitive liner notes, which fully relate (along with many photos) the Porky Cohen story. Highly recommended.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/18/1996
Label:
Bullseye Blues
UPC:
0011661957220
catalogNumber:
619572

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Porky Cohen   Primary Artist,Trombone
Roomful of Blues   Track Performer
Marty Ballou   Bass
Gordon "Sax" Beadle   Tenor Saxophone
Bob Enos   Trumpet
Ken "Doc" Grace   Bass
Doug James   Baritone Saxophone
Rich Lataille   Alto Saxophone,Tenor Saxophone
Matt McCabe   Piano
Sugar Ray Norcia   Vocals
Carl Querfurth   Trombone
Tom Reed   Bass
John Rossi   Drums
Chris Vachon   Guitar
Michelle Willson   Vocals
Rob Nelson   Guitar

Technical Credits

Scott Billington   Contributor,Photo Imaging
Jon Hendricks   Composer
Doug James   Arranger
Rich Lataille   Arranger
Carl Querfurth   Producer,Executive Producer
Jack Gauthier   Engineer
Bob Bell   Liner Notes,Executive Producer

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