Label: Lake Records - LACD246 • Format: 2x, CD Remastered • Country: UK • Genre: Jazz •
The repertoire and the methodology were both set by now and the repertoire ranged with occasionally eclectic glee. His own other solo feature Hushabye is almost as good. The repertoire, as ever, takes in Ellingtonia, Classic Blues, standards, a Spiritual, Rags, a cakewalk and the like.
Texas Moaner is a long track, at eight minutes, but it allows the band to stretch out, not least Pat Halcox whose blues drenched solo is a high point.
The Royal Festival Hall concert Gypsy Davy - Chris Barber - Chris Barber 1956 are here as well on disc two. Ottilie Patterson is as fine as ever and we can, as before in this Lake series, hear her piano playing as well. She lent ears to boogie and blues masters and in Bearcat Crawl she seems to have lent particular ears to Clarence "Cripple" Lofton.
The whole band though is on uplifting and vigorous form and sounds like they were enjoying every minute of it. Some of the Barber tracks feature American bluegrass singer and guitarist Johnny Duncan, who essays the mandolin on Where could I go? Restoration work is expert. Follow us on Twitter. CD Reviews. Gerard Hoffnung CDs. Advertising on Musicweb. The Child Within - Stan Bush - The Child Within and get a free CD.
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