The Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band

The Lawson-Haggart Jazz Band Go to New Orleans

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The musicians grouped together on this all-star Dixieland/swing set form a band reminiscent of the World's Greatest Jazz Band: trumpeters Yank Lawson and Billy Butterfield, trombonist George Masso, clarinetist Johnny Mince, Eddie Miller on tenor, pianist Lou Stein, bassist Bob Haggart and drummer Nick Fatool. The majority of the musicians have since passed away, but they still sound in good form on the spirited set, playing eight Dixieland warhorses. Such tunes as "Basin Street Blues," "South Rampart Street Parade," and "Big Noise From Winnetka" are brought out one more time, and the treatments (which contain no real surprises) are fairly fresh and have their exciting moments.