Bob Wilber

The Music of Hoagy Carmichael

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Bob Wilber, in his first record as a leader since 1960, pays tribute to composer Hoagy Carmichael by playing 14 of his originals, including such classics as "Riverboat Shuffle," "Georgia On My Mind," "Skylark," "Lazy River" and of course "Stardust." Wilber mostly utilized members of the World's Greatest Jazz Band (including tenor saxophonist Bud Freeman, trumpeter Yank Lawson and trombonist Lou McGarity) on his enjoyable date; singer Maxine Sullivan, who had just emerged from retirement, is an added bonus on five songs.

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