Geoff Cole

Do What Ory Say

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Geoff Cole is a fine British trombonist whose style is heavily influenced by Kid Ory. For this Jazz Crusade CD, he is teamed with clarinetist Tony Pyke (both horns had played together for years with Ken Colyer) in a trumpet-less quintet. Unlike most similar groups, in this case the trombonist rather than the clarinetist usually plays the melodies and leads the ensembles. With pianist Pat Hawes, bassist John Rodber and drummer Colin Miller completing the group, Cole and Pyke sound in particularly exuberant form on such songs as "Yaaka Hula Hickey Dula," "The White Cliffs Oof Dover," a charming version of "The Glory of Love," the rag "Trombonium," "Lou-Easy-An-I-A" and several Kid Ory songs including "Savoy Blues" and "Ory's Creole Trombone." An enjoyable set of hot New Orleans jazz.

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