Cornetist Doc Evans is in typically fine form on this 1953 concert recording, although unfortunately his verbal introductions to the songs have not worn as well as the music. The Dixieland-oriented playing from Evans' sextet is fine, mostly comprised of warhorses plus "Under the Double Eagle" and the obscure "When We Dance at the Mardi Gras," but no real surprises occur. All Doc Evans records are well worth acquiring by trad jazz fans, but this is one of the less significant efforts.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow