The ABC's of Jazz
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Trombonist John Allred, pianist Jeff Barnhart, bassist Dave Stone, and drummer Danny Coots join forces for these engaging studio sessions, delving into decades-old standards, early jazz works, and modern compositions as well. Though Barnhart is an accomplished stride player, he's more of an elegant swinger (with a bit of stride added for spice) in the buoyant opener "Pick Yourself Up," with Allred's expressive trombone recalling greats like Jack Teagarden. There are several Fats Waller songs that are rarely recorded, including a duo romp (without Stone and Allred) through "Anita," the comical "You Must Be Losing Your Mind" with a campy vocal by the pianist, plus an unusual medley of Waller's well-known "Jitterbug Waltz" with Sonny Rollins' "Valse Hot." The sensitive treatment of Charlie Haden's bittersweet "First Song" and the enjoyable, creative medley of "Puttin' on the Ritz" with "Bernie's Tune" add to the variety of this entertaining CD.
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