Pianist Art Hodes was well recorded in the 1970s, usually solo or with a rhythm section. This Jazzology release is a change of pace, for it features Hodes leading what was billed as his "Jazz Four...Plus Two." Hodes, cornetist Ernie Carson, trombonist Charlie Bornemann and Franz Jackson (on clarinet, tenor and soprano) have plenty of solo space and are well supported by bassist Jimmy Johnson and drummer Hillard Brown. The Dixieland-oriented music is highlighted by "Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho," "Indiana," "Chicago" and "Washington and Lee Swing," and is easily recommended to fans of the idiom.
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