A fine Australian songwriter/composer, Dave Dallwitz has nine of his compositions performed on this LP by a variety of top Aussie trad players. Among the best-known players are trumpeter Bob Barnard and Ade Monsborough on clarinet and tenor, but even the most obscure musicians are top-notch. The music is essentially updated Dixieland with a few tricky chord changes and subtle surprises included. Dallwitz's music is colorful, and the seven- to ten-piece groups give the songs the right spirit and swing.
AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow