Theis-Nyegaard Jazz Band

The First 25 Years 1963-1988

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This 1989 CD celebrates the 25th year of a Danish trad jazz band co-led by trumpeter Theis Jensen and trombonist Peter Nyegaard with the reissue of selections from 1967, 1972, 1976, 1979, 1986 and 1987. What is most remarkable about the music is that, particularly by 1976, Jensen had the ability to sound remarkably close to Louis Armstrong during his All-Star days, capturing every essence of his sound, phrasing and choice of notes. Jensen also takes a few vocals that come close to Satch, but it his trumpet playing that is particularly memorable on such tunes as "Blue Turning Grey Over You," "Someday You'll Be Sorry," "Confessin'" and "You Can Depend On Me." The other musicians are also excellent and include trombonist Nyegaard (who sounds somewhere between Trummy Young and Jack Teagarden) and clarinetist Erik Andersen. Recommended to Louis Armstrong fans who want to be amazed.

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