Bill Coleman

Bill Coleman in Paris 1936-1938

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Expatriate trumpeter and unsung jazz figure Bill Coleman is given his due on this import collection chronicling some of his Parisian highlights. Included among the generous 20 tracks are such standouts as "After You've Gone," the Django Reinhardt duet "Bill Coleman Blues," and Coleman's own vocal take on "Indiana." Amidst the almost all-French cast, star Gallic players Stephane Grappelli, Alix Combelle, and Jerry Mengo particularly deserve special mention. Plenty of fine Coleman solos, John R.T. Davies' stellar transfers, and sage selections all make this rare gem a must title for any decent jazz collection.

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