This interesting Dixieland-oriented set features a septet of fine players who at the time were based in Florida. Clarinetist Allan Vache, trombonist John Allred, pianist Johnny Varro and ageless bassist Bob Haggart are quite well-known in trad circles, while drummer Ed Metz, Jr. has a growing reputation. Guitarist Bob Leary (who takes two vocals) sounds fine, but it is the up-and-coming cornetist David Jones who is the main discovery of this CD. The musicians all have chances to shine, and among the many high points of the easily enjoyable set are "Meet Me Tonight in Dreamland," "My Honey's Lovin' Arms" and "Jubilee."
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow