Various Artists

Recorded in New Orleans, Vol. 1

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In 1956 the Good Time Jazz label travelled to New Orleans and recorded eight different regularly working bands for three songs apiece, releasing the results on two LPs; both volumes have been reissued on CD. The musicianship is quite high throughout this series and there are many fine soloists in addition to spirited ensembles. Vol. 1 has music from trumpeter Sharkey Bonano's Kings of Dixieland (a sextet that includes a young Pete Fountain on clarinet) along with bands headed by drummer Paul Barbarin, trombonist Bill Matthews and the late great trumpeter George Girard. It's recommended as is Vol. 2.

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