Putte Wickman

Young, Searching and Swinging

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AllMusic Review by Scott Yanow

This Phontastic CD reissues some highlights from clarinetist Putte Wickman's early career. Age 20 at the time of the first recording, the Swedish Wickman is heard with many of the top players from his country during a ten-year period (including altoist Arne Domnerus) and appears both as a leader and a sideman. Ranging in style and settings from Benny Goodman-type swing to bop, these 22 numbers give one a good idea as to Putte Wickman's talents. Recommended to straightahead jazz collectors who might not be all that familiar with Swedish jazz.

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