Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Summa Cum Laude
Nikica Gilic | Zagreb, Croatia | 07/14/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This freewheeling and very spirited old-fashioned jazz from
Bud Freeman and his Summa Cum Laude Orchestra is a must for all trad fans.
Even if you've heard this songs before, you wan't mind their creative interpretations by three overlapping groups, all three featuring Bud (ts) and George Wettling (dm).
Other players are, as follows:
Songs 1-4: Jimmy Mc Partland (co), Pee Wee Russell (cl), Dick Cary (p), Al Casamenti (g), Milt Hinton (b).
5-6: Billy Butterfield (tp), Tyree Glenn (tb), Russell (cl), Cary (p), Casamenti (g), Al Hall (b).
7-10: Butterfield (tp), Jack Teagarden (tb and two glorious vocals on "Jack hits the road" and "There'll be some changes made"), Peanuts Hacko (cl), Gene Schroeder (p), Leonard Gaskin (b).
In adition to great ensemble work, there is also quite enough of solo space, with Freeman, Butterfield, Mc Partland and the trombonists (Glenn and Teagarden) playing the most significant role in the proceedings.
Get it if you can. And, if you like this, youll probably like this gem:Bobby Hackett and His Jazz Band"