Bob Barnard

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This Swiss concert matches together the hot Australian cornetist Bob Barnard with the Canadian soprano saxophonist Jim Galloway and a top-notch Swiss rhythm section comprised of pianist Henri Chaix, bassist Isla Eckinger and drummer Romano Cavicchiolo. Although they mostly perform swing standards, the music is closer to Dixieland than swing with many freewheeling ensembles. Barnard is in generally good form and the highlights include "I've Got a Feeling I'm Falling," "Marie," "I May Be Wrong," "There'll Be Some Changes Made" and the often-overlooked tune "Yearning." Listening to this very coherent and swinging music, it is impressive to note that Barnard and Galloway had never played together before.

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