Thank you Mr. T.
Dormond Charles | Versoix, Geneva Switzerland | 01/02/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"A very splendid session with Mr. T. in top, for ex. in Original Dixieland One Step (for trombone) and in Meet Me Where They Play The Blues (for vocal), and with very interessant support of excellent musicians like J. McPartland, Ed. Hall, D. Cary, W. Page, Jo Jones and others."
Teagarden & Hall at their very Best!
Kevin G. | La Porte, IN | 12/31/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I am a 2nd generation Jack Teagarden fan. I have had Teagarden and others beaten into my ears since I was in diapers. I have grown to greatly appreciate and admire his exceptional talents. That said, THIS IS ONE OF THE TWO OR THREE GREATEST TEAGARDEN ALBUMS, PERIOD. This album features Teagarden in 3 different combos, all recorded in Nov. 1954. The stars here, along with Teagarden, are the two clarinetists, Edmund Hall and Kenny Davern. Ed Hall, with his signature, gutteral tone, is featured on 7 of the 10 tracks. He is lively, precise, and completely on top of his game. Davern, featured on the other 3 tracks is a completely adequate substitute for Hall, very clean and lively as well. There is some decent coronet and/or trumpet work done, either by Jimmy McPartland, Dick Cary,or Fred Greenleaf, depending on the track. And Ray Bauduc does his usual fine job on the drums. But this album is all about the interplay of trombone and clarinet, and it is consistantly exceptional. Teagarden's incomparable trombone combined with his vastly underrated vocal stylings on Bad Acting Woman, Misery and the Blues, Music to Love By, and Meet Me Where They Play the Blues; makes for a delightful combination of sonic joy.
Sadly, my parents are no longer around to appreciate the wonderful job of remastering done on these songs. I can still see Dad, transfixed, listening to the old 33 LPs in all of their crackly, popping, hissing glory. I can only hope he and Mom,somehow, are able to appreciate the finished product."