Pee Wee Erwin

Swingin' That Music

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Pee Wee Erwin only led recording sessions throughout his career on a very irregular basis. Although recorded just a year before his death, this album (which has Dixieland-oriented versions of ten standards) finds the 66-year old trumpeter still in prime form. Trombonist Harry Hagan and clarinetist Herman Foretich complete the frontline, while the rhythm section is comprised of pianist Freddie DeLand, bassist Ike Isaacs and the up and coming drummer Hal Smith. Among the songs receiving favorable and spirited treatment are "Swing That Music," "Rosetta," "I Want to Be Happy" and "Oh Baby." Recommended to Dixieland collectors.