Loren Schoenberg

That's the Way It Goes

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Tenor saxophonist Loren Schoenberg's recording debut (he was 26 at the time) is quite impressive. Four songs feature his swing tenor in a quintet with pianist Dick Katz, guitarist Howard Alden, bassist Phil Flanigan and drummer Mel Lewis; Barbara Lea takes a vocal on "Keepin' Myself For You." The other six selections on this LP feature Schoenberg's notable big band playing new arrangements by Benny Carter and Buck Clayton, plus classics by Fletcher Henderson ("Wrappin' It Up") and Eddie Sauter (Alec Wilder's "That's The Way It Goes"). Barbara Lea sings "I Got It Bad," and the soloists besides Schoenberg include trumpeters John Eckert and Dick Sudhalter and clarinetist Ken Peplowski. Enjoyable music that deserves to be reissued on CD.