Bob Oliver

Bob Oliver's Hot Seven

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Although there are no major names on this CD, the music should satisfy any trad jazz collector. Trumpeter Bob Oliver is joined by Dave Taylor on clarinet and tenor, trombonist Christine Woodcock, two banjoists, a sousaphone, Chris Williams on washboard and guest Norman Field on second reed for some numbers; he performs heated versions of many 1920s obscurities. Such tunes as "It's Tight Jim," "Shivery Stomp," "When Jennie Does That Low Down Dance" and "Ham and Eggs" were not exactly recorded on a regular basis in the 1990s. Fortunately, Oliver's band also does not copy the original recordings too closely, so the results are both respectful and inventive within the style. Recommended.

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