Trumpeters Dick Sudhalter and Connie Jones team up during most of this Stomp Off release. While Jones often sounds close to Bobby Hackett, Sudhalter has a touch more of Bix in his style. Rather than a trumpet battle, this is a relaxed colaboration between very complementary musicians. On a set long on charm and comfort, Jones has a fine feature on Willard Robison's "Ol' Pigeon-Toed Joad," while Sudhalter takes three duets with the versatile pianist Keith Ingham. Clarinetist Joe Muranyi (doing a great imitation of Pee Wee Russell on "Singin' the Blues") and trombonist Bobby Pring make a few brief appearances, but the emphasis is on the lyrical interplay of the two trumpeters.
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