James Dapogny

On the Road

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

Pianist James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band celebrated its 20th anniversary with this release. With a few exceptions (such as "Beale Street Blues," "Flying Home" and "The Washington Post March"), the emphasis is on lesser-known material from the 1920s and '30s. The octet (which also features clarinetist Kim Cusack, Russ Whitman on reeds, cornetist Jon Erik Kellso and trombonist Christopher Smith) sounds fine on such forgotten numbers as Fats Waller's "Sittin' Up Waitin' for You," "It Was a Sad Night In Harlem," "Moody Hollywood" and "Hobo's Prayer," but there are less inspiring and memorable moments than in Dapogny's previous Discovery CDs. Worth picking up by trad and mainstream jazz fans, even if the music falls short of essential.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 James Dapogny feat: James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band 04:14 Amazon
2 James Dapogny feat: James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band 04:12 Amazon
3 James Dapogny feat: James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band 04:25 Amazon
4 James Dapogny feat: James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band 04:10 Amazon
5 James Dapogny feat: James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band 03:58 Amazon
6 James Dapogny feat: James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band 03:03 Amazon
7 James Dapogny feat: James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band 04:01 Amazon
8 James Dapogny feat: James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band 03:24 Amazon
9 James Dapogny feat: James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band 04:11 Amazon
10 James Dapogny feat: James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band 03:40 Amazon
11 James Dapogny feat: James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band 03:46 Amazon
12 James Dapogny feat: James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band 04:10 Amazon
13 James Dapogny feat: James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band 04:15 Amazon
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James Dapogny feat: James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band 03:56 Amazon
15 James Dapogny feat: James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band 03:32 Amazon
16 James Dapogny feat: James Dapogny's Chicago Jazz Band 04:13 Amazon
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