Bandleader Glenn Crytzer has just produced a compilation CD, That New Old Sound, featuring 17 of the hottest swing and vintage jazz bands working today. There are 17 tracks, by Glenn Crytzer’s Orchestra and Savoy Seven, Tuba Skinny, Greg Ruby and the Rhythm Runners, Dandy Wellington, Paul Cosentino and the Boilermaker Jazz Band, Jonathan Stout and his Campus Five, Dan Levinson’s Canary Cottage Dance Orchestra, Gordon Webster, Mint Julep Jazz Band, Mona’s Hot Four, Solomon Douglas, The Grand St. Stompers, Jonathan Doyle Swingtet, Meschiya Lake and the Little Big Horns, George Gee Swing Orchestra, and Baby Soda Jazz Band.
Proceeds from the sale of this album benefit the ACLU. Says Crytzer, “If you’re not familiar with the ACLU (American Civil Liberties Union), it is a nonpartisan, non-profit organization, whose stated mission is ‘to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States.’ It works through litigation, lobbying, and community empowerment.
“Encourage new dancers and jazz fans to pick this record up—it’s a great way to be introduced to a lot of great living artists who play vintage jazz. Lastly, all these bands happily contributed to this album to do some good in the world.”
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