Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Feeling Like a Dream
Genres: Jazz, Pop
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Competent swing band
JJA Kiefte | Tegelen, Nederland | 01/28/2009
(4 out of 5 stars)
"Larry Clinton's best reissue on HEP is this one. The formulaic riff-type scores of his earlier days as exemplified by his "Studies" (1937-1939) have largely dissappeared and the swing tunes "Feeling Like a Dream", "I May Be Wrong" "Jump Joe" and "I Want To Rock" are quite good, with good arrangements, solos and enesemble playing. Peggy Mann is a good singer on the ballads that sport rich arrangements (with Clinton as a multiple threat on trumpet, trombone and clarinet expanding the various sections to four or five players respectively). Butch Stone, the singing baritone saxist (later to go with Les Brown) may have been extremely popular, but his "hep" outings sound severely dated now.
All in all however a quite palatable collection of early Forties swing."