This CD reissue improves upon the original LP in that it includes the same 14 selections but also adds six alternate takes, making this the complete second session by Lu Watters' Yerba Buena Jazz Band. The music on this disc was a major influence in launching the revival of New Orleans-style jazz although the group (which includes trumpeters Lu Watters and Bob Scobey, trombonist Turk Murphy, clarinetist Ellis Horne and pianist Wally Rose) actually sounded looser in their 1946 recordings. All of these spirited performances plus the entire output by the classic group for the Good Time Jazz label is currently available in a very definitive four-CD box set.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow