George Wein

George Wein & the Newport All-Stars

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Long overdue to be reissued by Impulse, this definitive set features one of the strongest versions of George Wein's Newport All-Stars: cornetist Ruby Braff, valve trombonist Marshall Brown, clarinetist Pee Wee Russell, tenor great Bud Freeman, bassist Bill Takas, drummer Marquis Foster, and the leader/pianist. The repertoire includes several rousers (such as "At the Jazz Band Ball" and "Keepin' out of Mischief Now") plus features for Russell ("The Bends Blues") and Freeman (an explosive "Crazy Rhythm"). Highly recommended for Dixieland and small-group swing fans.

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