Various Artists

Masters of Regional Jazz, Vol. 2

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Even collectors of 1930s jazz will be unfamiliar with the two San Antonio-based groups heard on this collectors' LP: the KXYZ Novelty Band and Joe Kennedy's Rhythm Orchestra. Both groups are two-horn sextets that mostly stick to swing and Dixieland standards of the era; none of the sidemen succeeded in becoming famous later on. This is interesting and rare music that is unlikely to be reissued on CD anytime soon.