Kenny Davern

The Free-Swinging Trio in the Jazz Tradition

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One of three trio albums that clarinetist Kenny Davern led that featured pianist Dick Wellstood and drummer Chuck Riggs, this is a somewhat rare LP put out by the defunct Fat Cat's Jazz label. With the exception of "Eccentric Rag," all seven of the songs that the trio performs are warhorses (including "Maple Leaf Rag," "Fidgety Feet" and "That's a Plenty") but their enthusiastic interpretations and wit keep the music from being overly predictable. This is one for classic jazz collectors to search for.