Various Artists

Swinging Broadway

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This budget LP has one title apiece from the Chico Hamilton Quintet ("Show Me") and trumpeter Stu Williamson ("Independent"), a pair of performances from pianist Russ Freeman's trio and four by a quintet co-led by altoist Bud Shank and tenor-saxophonist Bob Cooper. All of the music is from the Pacific Jazz catalog and the hook here is that the eight songs (which include "I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face" and "Just in Time") all originated in Broadway shows of the era. Worth picking up if found at a budget price but most of the music on this album is available in more coherent form elsewhere.