Tyree Glenn

Tyree Glenn at the Roundtable

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Trombonist Tyree Glenn, who played with both Duke Ellington and Louis Armstrong, was not that well-known as a bandleader, but he did head six now-obscure albums for Roulette from 1957-1962, none of which have been reissued on CD yet. For this fairly freewheeling live set, the distinctive trombonist is joined by guitarist Mary Osborne, pianist Hank Jones, bassist Tommy Potter, and drummer Jo Jones for likable versions of a dozen standards. A few ("Just a Wearyin' for You," "Wonder Why," and "Marcheta") are lesser-known. Glenn sounds in particularly fine form on "Teach Me Tonight," "There Will Never Be Another You" (which finds him switching to vibes), "Royal Garden Blues," and "Limehouse Blues." Fun music, but this will be difficult to find.