Wild & Cool
The Johnny Nocturne Band
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||Lemon Twist||The Johnny Nocturne Band||3:03||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||New Kind of Mambo||The Johnny Nocturne Band||3:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Tu Ma Qui Te (Hey! Joli Blon)||The Johnny Nocturne Band||4:31||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Don't Get Around Much Anymore||The Johnny Nocturne Band||4:37||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Hey, Mister Jessie||The Johnny Nocturne Band||4:20||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||A Pound of Blues||The Johnny Nocturne Band||4:23||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||At My Front Door||The Johnny Nocturne Band||4:19||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||By the River Ste. Marie||The Johnny Nocturne Band||3:26||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Cha-Bootie||The Johnny Nocturne Band||4:22||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||After the Lights Go Down Low||The Johnny Nocturne Band||4:38||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Little Slam||The Johnny Nocturne Band||3:53||$0.99||View in iTunes|
With a solid four-horn frontline that reads and solo in the fine old-time tradition of the territory bands of yore, the Johnny Nocturne Band come to the plate with their third album full of jazz heavily laced with blues. Leader and saxophonist John Firmin keeps his troops swinging throughout this 11-song set, working like a fine, precise machine regardless of the musical setting. Swing, bop, and blues with strong attachments to melody are the signposts here, and the playing on Bobby Troup's "Lemon Twist," "Tu ma qui te (Hey! Joli Blon)," "After the Lights Go Down Low" and "Don't Get Around Much Anymore" are among the numerous highlights.
Years Active: '90s