Bob Schulz

Oh! Play That Thing!

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Bob Schulz is a solid if underrated classic jazz cornetist with an appealing sound and a melodic swinging style. On this well-conceived date, he heads a top-notch septet (called the Chicago Rhythm Kings) comprised of trombonist Bob Havens, clarinetist Tom Fischer, pianist Mark Shane, guitarist Marty Grosz, bassist Mike Karoub and drummer Hal Smith. Schulz has three personable vocals, Grosz sings "Believe It, Beloved" and each of the musicians has plenty of solo space. The repertoire mostly features superior standards (including "Somebody Loves Me," "Marie," "Dippermouth Blues" and "Nobody's Sweetheart") with "Do You Ever Think Of Me" and "Emaline" receiving welcome revivals. Excellent hot jazz.

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