Sarah Morrow

Sarah Morrow and the American All Stars in Paris

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Trombonist Sarah Morrow organized this jazz party, which features a group of American jazz musicians who are living in Paris. Both tenor saxophonist Hal Singer and bassist Wayne Dockery (who was with Art Blakey's Jazz Messengers in the 1950s) were in danger of being forgotten by Americans, so this recording is quite welcome. The music, mostly swing standards and basic material, is played in spirited if sometimes ragged fashion, occasionally getting quite rambunctious. Morrow is a fine trombonist who deserves to be better known, while Singer and the great organist Rhoda Scott (who plays in the U.S. now and then) emerge as her co-stars. Fun music.

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