Turk Murphy

Southern Stomps

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This Stomp Off release collects previously unreleased selections by Turk Murphy's Jazz Band from five different occasions: a 1980 concert and studio sets from 1984-86. On the former date (which resulted in four numbers including "Maple Leaf Rag" and "Flat Foot"), the band featured the leader/trombonist, cornetist Bob Shulz, veteran clarinetist Bob Helm and pianist Pete Clute. The studio sides also have Schulz in addition to clarinetist Lynn Zimmer and pianist Ray Skjelbred (the band's top soloist) and are highlighted by "New Orleans Stomp," "Some Sweet Day" and "Mandy." An excellent sampling of trad jazz from Turk Murphy's last groups.

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