George Wright

Jazz'N Razz Ma Tazz

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The main reason to pick up this LP if it is being sold cheap is for the rare chance to hear the swing and studio veteran Manny Klein take some rare solos on trumpet. Otherwise, the performances were recorded to capitalize on the good time music and honky tonk fads of the late '50s. Wright, who normally played organ, is heard on a distorted piano (with more razzmatazz than creativity), and the rhythm section is not too inspiring. The repertoire mostly features vintage songs done in somewhat slapdash fashion, but Klein's trumpet gives the proceedings a touch of class.

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