Pee Wee Erwin, Andy Russo, Sal Pace, Billy Maxted, Charlie Treager, Tony Spargo
Bar code: 8436019581223
This rare release contains the complete 1950s recordings of trumpet giant Pee Wee Erwins legendary sextet. The trumpeter is featured here on 15 ebullient tracks along with such notable musicians as clarinetist Sal Pace, trombonist Andy Russo, pianist and arranger Billy Maxted, bassist Charlie Treager and drummer Tony Spargo.
Several of these sidemen, most notably Maxted and Spargo - who was also the drummer for the legendary ODJB - became successful bandleaders in their own right. While the bulk of the material is made up of classic Dixieland fare, the excitement and enjoyment of the musicians is palpable, and the group performances and individual solos are all exceptional.
01. Washington and Lee Swing
02. Battle Hymn of the Republic
03. Dixieland Shuffle
05. Pagan Love Song
06. I'm Confessin'
07. Memphis Blues
08. Peter and the Wolf
09. Big Noise from Winnetka
10. A Whistler and his Dog
11. Tea for Two
12. After You've Gone
13. Parade of the Wooden Soldiers
14. Little Rock Getaway
15. American Patrol
"A sterling toe-tapping, head shaking New Orleans extravaganza. Erwin's sextet shines on this festive and ebullient release."
- Peter Ascott, Jazz Sounds
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