Jazzology All Stars

50th Anniversary Bash

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On August 16, 1949, producer George Buck recorded his first session, a date featuring cornetist Wild Bill Davison and clarinetist Tony Parenti. Exactly 50 years later Buck, who has since recorded a countless number of albums for his labels (which include GHB and Jazzology) and at times almost single-handedly documented the traditional jazz scene during those years, celebrated his half century in the music business by hosting a jazz bash. The music, performed by a hot jazz sextet, is high-quality Dixieland. Trumpeter Clive Wilson has his own style in the idiom, clarinetist Tom Fischer and trombonist Tom Bartlett (who has a vocal on "Baby Won't You Please Come Home") are both excellent, and the rhythm section is propelled by drummer Hal Smith. Other than a themeless blues and a request for "Red Roses for a Blue Lady," all of the music is comprised of vintage trad jazz standards. The audience is enthusiastic, there are a few brief announcements and the music is properly celebratory and joyous.

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