Charlie Shavers

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This LP may be a bit difficult to find, but it is one of swing trumpeter Charlie Shavers' finest as a leader. His playing on an up-tempo "The Best Things in Life Are Free" is quite spectacular and, although the dozen performances are all under three minutes long, Shavers makes every emotional note count. Joined by pianist Ray Bryant, bassist Tommy Bryant, and drummer Oliver Jackson, the trumpeter is heard throughout in colorful form. Well-worth searching for.