Wilbur De Paris

Plays Something Old, New, Gay, Blue/That's a Plenty

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All of Wilbur DeParis' valuable Atlantic recordings of 1952-1960 have been reissued on two-fer Collectables CDs. This single disc has DeParis' two sets from 1958. Trombonist Wilbur DeParis, cornetist Sidney DeParis, clarinetist Omer Simeon, and occasionally trumpeter Doc Cheatham make for a formidable front line, the rhythm section is spirited, and the repertoire is generally quite inspired. Not only are the usual warhorses given creative treatment, but such DeParis originals as "Madeira," "Bouquets," "Malta," and "Change o' Key Boogie" give variety to this fun set. All of the DeParis Collectables reissues are worth picking up by trad jazz fans, and this one is no exception.

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