Sarah Bissonnette

It Looks Like a Big Time

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

This is one of the best of the "newer" recordings put out by Big Bill Bissonette's Jazz Crusade label. While the second album led by the highly rhythmic tenor saxophonist Sarah Bissonette's name (Here Comes Sarah) is way out of tune, this slightly earlier effort finds an eight-piece band of top British players under her leadership, sounding perfectly in-tune both technically and with each other. Such unlikely songs as "Martha," "About a Quarter to Nine" (here renamed "About a Quarter to 88" after pianist Johnny Parker), "Under the Bamboo Tree," "Love Nest," and "Mama Inez" are swung hard by the rousing ensemble. In addition to Bissonette, the key players include trumpeter Dave Copperwaite, trombonist Geoff Cole (who sounds close to Kid Ory at times), and clarinetist Brian Carrick. Easily recommended to New Orleans jazz fans.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
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Sarah Bissonnette feat: Brian Carrick / Geoff Cole / Dave Copperwaite / Terry Knight / Johnny Parker / Eric Webster 04:44 Amazon
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Sarah Bissonnette feat: Brian Carrick / Geoff Cole / Dave Copperwaite / Terry Knight / Johnny Parker / Eric Webster 03:51 Amazon
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Sarah Bissonnette feat: Brian Carrick / Geoff Cole / Dave Copperwaite / Terry Knight / Johnny Parker / Eric Webster 04:50 Amazon
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Sarah Bissonnette feat: Brian Carrick / Geoff Cole / Dave Copperwaite / Terry Knight / Johnny Parker / Eric Webster 04:43 Amazon
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Sarah Bissonnette feat: Brian Carrick / Geoff Cole / Dave Copperwaite / Terry Knight / Johnny Parker / Eric Webster 05:52 Amazon
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Sarah Bissonnette feat: Brian Carrick / Geoff Cole / Dave Copperwaite / Terry Knight / Johnny Parker / Eric Webster 02:57 Amazon
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Sarah Bissonnette feat: Brian Carrick / Geoff Cole / Dave Copperwaite / Terry Knight / Johnny Parker / Eric Webster 03:32 Amazon
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Sarah Bissonnette feat: Brian Carrick / Geoff Cole / Dave Copperwaite / Terry Knight / Johnny Parker / Eric Webster 04:00 Amazon
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Sarah Bissonnette feat: Brian Carrick / Geoff Cole / Dave Copperwaite / Terry Knight / Johnny Parker / Eric Webster 09:59 Amazon
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Sarah Bissonnette feat: Brian Carrick / Geoff Cole / Dave Copperwaite / Terry Knight / Johnny Parker / Eric Webster 04:01 Amazon
11 Sarah Bissonnette feat: Brian Carrick / Geoff Cole / Dave Copperwaite / Terry Knight / Johnny Parker / Eric Webster 04:07 Amazon
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Sarah Bissonnette feat: Brian Carrick / Geoff Cole / Dave Copperwaite / Terry Knight / Johnny Parker / Eric Webster 05:46 Amazon
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Sarah Bissonnette feat: Brian Carrick / Geoff Cole / Dave Copperwaite / Terry Knight / Johnny Parker / Eric Webster 04:45 Amazon
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Sarah Bissonnette feat: Brian Carrick / Geoff Cole / Dave Copperwaite / Terry Knight / Johnny Parker / Eric Webster 09:03 Amazon
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