Wild Bill Davison

Talk of the Town

  • AllMusic Rating
    7
  • User Ratings (0)
  • Your Rating

AllMusic Review by

A live recording from an Atlanta club in 1974 featuring firebrand cornetist Wild Bill Davison along with clarinetist Jack Maheu and trombonist Skip Derringer, Talk of the Town is a typically upbeat, off-the-cuff, and swinging Davison affair. Included here are wide-open versions of standards such as "Ida," a bluesy take on "How Come You Do Me (Like You Do)," a ripping "When You're Smiling," and more. While not exactly essential listening, for Davison fanatics the album is an irresistible offering of prime Davison swagger and fire.

blue highlight denotes track pick