Louie Bellson

Louie in London

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This CD reissue of a Louie Bellson big band recording that was originally out on the PYE label is surprisingly forgettable. The British big band (mostly a no-name outfit other than trumpeter Kenny Wheeler who has a short solo on "Limehouse Blues") is pretty anonymous, Bellson's six compositions (including his three-part "London Suite") are far from catchy and, other than the leader's drum solos, nothing significant or memorable takes place. There are many more interesting Louie Bellson recordings currently available.

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