Although trombonist Kid Ory had formerly used the veteran Mutt Carey and the nearly virtuosic Teddy Buckner as his trumpeters, Alvin Alcorn (who joined The Creole Jazz Band in 1954) proved to be his perfect partner. Alcorn's lyrical but passionate tone was well-featured on solos but it was his ensemble work (building up a song to several climaxes and expertly utilizing dynamics) that made him ideal for this band. This series of broadcasts from Kid Ory's main gig, the Hangover Club in San Francisco, features superior and rather exciting versions of such songs as "Eh, La Bas," "Maryland, My Maryland" "Mahogany Hall Stomp" and "Original Dixieland One-Step." Fans of New Orleans jazz will love this CD.
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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow