Available in August
Edward Petersen Upward Spiral
Delmark DE 445 $15.99
1989 live and studio recordings from tenor saxophonist Ed Petersen. Upward
Spiral was recorded before Ed relocated from Chicago to teach jazz saxophone
at University of New Orleans in 1994. This was Ed's first of three Delmark
CDs. At the time the quintet had been playing the Green Mill weekly for three
years. Their cohesiveness and level of excitement is obvious. Upward Spiral
features eight original Petersen compositions opening with the burning, hard
bop "Probably". With Fareed Haque, guitar; Brad Williams, piano; Rob Amster,
bass; Jeff Stitely, drums. Also available: The Haint (Delmark 474);
Von Freeman and Ed Petersen, Von & Ed (Delmark 508).
Art Hodes Friar's Inn Revisited
Delmark DE 215 $15.99
Pianist Art Hodes' career lasted eight decades starting in the late 1920s
and continuing into the '90s! Friar's Inn, near Van Buren and Wabash, was
where the legendary New Orleans Rhythm Kings played Chicago in the early '20s.
Their series of classic recordings for Gennett,Victor & Okeh ushered in
the early Chicago decade of jazz recordings. Hodes had long wanted to do a
recording in honor of that early group and brought George Brunis and Volly
DeFaut, both members of NORK in the '20s, to the studio for this 1972 session.
Also features Barney Bigard and Barrett Deems. Now on CD for the first time.
Also available: Hodes' Art (Delmark 213) with Brunis and DeFaut; Barney
Bigard & Art Hodes, Bucket's Got A Hole In It (Delmark 211).
Jim Robinson Economy Hall Breakdown
Delmark DE 235 $15.99
Trombonist Jim Robinson played professionally from World War I on. In the 1920s he made his first recordings as a member of the Sam Morgan Jazz Band. He gained greater fame with the resurgence of interest in early New Orleans jazz as a regular member of the bands of Bunk Johnson and George Lewis. He sometimes led his own band and appeared regularly at Preservation Hall in his later years. Robinson was known for his deep, wide-toned, robust tailgate style of trombone playing. This 1965 session, recorded at Preservation Hall, features Johnny Wiggs, cornet; Raymond Burke, clarinet; Bob Greene, piano; Allan Jaffe, tuba; Yoichi Kimura, drums. Economy Hall Breakdown is now on CD for the 1st time and it features twelve songs including two previously unissued songs and alternate takes. Also available: George Lewis Hello Central...Give Me Doctor Jazz (Delmark 201), Ice Cream (Delmark 202), Reunion (Delmark 220); all featuring Jim Robinson.
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