Pasadena Roof Orchestra

Rhythm Is Our Business

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The Pasadena Roof Orchestra have long been one of England's best hot dance bands. Usually the group concentrates more on music from the 1920s, but this CD finds the orchestra looking more toward the early swing era. Sounding much larger than their ten pieces, the ensemble (which features James Langston on vocals) revives such pieces as "My Baby Just Cares for Me," "Hong Kong Blues," Duke Ellington's "Double Check Stomp," "Hesitation Blues," and better-known tunes including "Truckin'," "After You've Gone," and "Let Yourself Go." The musicians solo well within the vintage style and fans of early jazz will enjoy this group's performances.

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