Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Classic New Orleans Jazz - Volume 2
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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A very spirited album worth checking out
William Hockings | Olive Branch, MS, USA | 01/07/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"While this CD is listed under Jim Robinson, he is not the star of the CD. Then again, that is not really Robinson's purpose, since he is more a rhythm maintainer than a trombone virtuoso. The real star is Capt. John Handy, who plays alto sax on the first six tracks. If you've never heard his playing before, it is incredible. And this is coming from someone who normally dislikes the saxophone in any kind of New Orleans/traditional jazz pieces. Handy's sax playing is truly electric and is sure to compel your feet to stomp and your hands to clap. The highlights are 'Peg of My Heart', 'Lady Be Good' and 'Washington and Lee Swing'.
Tracks 7-11 do not include Handy, but there are still some spirited numbers, particularly 'I Will Be Somewhere Working for the Lord' and 'At a Georgia Camp Meeting'. Outside of Handy, there are no real standout performances, but all of the players sound good and play well together."