Album Reviews

British Jam Sessions

British Jam Sessions

Trumpeter Humphrey Lyttelton, who led one of the top British 1920s-inspired trad bands of 1949-55, was given a lot of heat and criticism from his

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The Jimmy Dorsey Hits Collection 1935-1957

Jimmy Dorsey’s Sweet Side

A major jazz clarinetist and alto-saxophonist in the 1920s, Jimmy Dorsey co-led the Dorsey Brothers Orchestra with younger brother Tommy during 1934-35 until a blowup

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Hendrik Meurkens on Two New Albums

Hendrik Meurkens on Two New Albums

Cabin in the Sky Hendrik Meurkens, chromatic harmonica; Bill Cunliffe, piano Height Advantage (hendrikmuerkens.com) Music from the Heart Roger Davidson Quartet featuring Hendrik Meurkens Soundbrush

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Doro Wat

Doro Wat

They have a Friday night gig at Three Muses, their album was recorded at The Spotted Cat and engineered by John Dixon of the Shotgun

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Whiskey Moon Face

Whiskey Moon Face

I’ve recently reviewed two traditional jazz albums featuring the distinctive vocals of Louisa Jones. (Man Overboard Qunitet, The Cable Street Rag Band.) She is accompanied

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Wit's End Brass Band

Wit’s End Brass Band

Everyone knows all the cool kids are in band, but if you needed proof this album is it. 24 or more active musicians from New

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Danny Bacher- Still Happy

Danny Bacher- Still Happy

Danny Bacher received rave reviews for his 2016 debut album, Swing That Music, on which he covered a variety of tracks by the three Louis’-

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The Unheard Artie Shaw

The Unheard Artie Shaw

No, the music on The Unheard Artie Shaw does not contain new recordings by the great clarinetist. Instead, the set released by the Hep label

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