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"Vintage Jazz"

             Vintage Jazz Big Band

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Imogena IGCD 011 (order here)

1. Vintage Jazz 9. Goin' To Town (Listen)
2. Sugarfoot Stomp (Listen) 10. Dallas Blues
3. The Blues With A Feeling (Listen) 11. Singin' Pretty Songs
4. You Rascal You 12. Moten Swing
5. The Mooche 13. Blue And Sentimental
6. Vintage Bixieland 14. One O'Clock Jump
7. That Rhythm Man 15. Blue Belles Goodbye
8. Shake It And Break It
This recording took place at the Jazzhuset Restaurant in Göteborg. Some of our friends were present and their enthusiasm can be heard in some tunes.  The first part contains mainly older tunes with tuba and banjo in the stompy rhythm section. The clarinets appear in Sugarfoot Stomp and in Blues With A Feeling, partly with improvisation, making the band sound like a chicken farm. Different trumpet styles are present, e.g. Louis Armstrong in Sugarfoot Stomp and That Rhythm Man, Cootie Williams / Ray Nance in the Ellingtonian jungle classic The Mooche and Bix Beiderbecke in Vintage Bixieland which is an homage from the band to Bix. The bass saxophone is used here in true Rollini-style.
     The second part contains early swing music connected to Louis Russell and Count Basie. String bass is normally used instead of the tuba and in the Basie tunes guitar is used instead of banjo and the piano is exposed more clearly. Also the addition of baritone sax gives the reed section a deeper sound and the whole band plays somewhat more smoothly.
     The music of Vintage Jazz Big Band covers several different jazz styles. We hope and we do believe that you will enjoy our music.

( Rolf Sundby )

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