Recorded during his 1965 tour of England, this Wild Bill Davison CD expands the earlier LP from ten to 14 selections with the addition of four songs from a similar concert. The great cornetist is joined by trumpeter Freddy Randall (who is mostly in a supportive role), veteran trombonist George Chisholm, and Bruce Turner (on clarinet and alto) in a septet/octet that sometimes adds the vibes of Ronnie Gleaves. The repertoire is typical for a pair of spontaneous Wild Bill Davison dates with such standbys as "Royal Garden Blues," "Hindustan," "Struttin' With Some Barbecue," and "Riverboat Shuffle" featuring stirring ensembles and heated Dixieland solos.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow