Joe Wulf & The Gentlemen of Swing: Dixieland Jubilee 2005 (2006)
The group plays "Shoeshine Boy" straight, with fine alto and piano solos. "That's A Plenty" is pure Dixie, just like the Confederate banner song of the same name. "Jubilee" has some New Orleans jazz flavor, and the band follows the classic jazz standard "Ain't Misbehavin'" with a fine swing tune. Bobby Darin would not be upset with Wulf's rendition of his famous song "Mack The Knife," which also includes Armstrong-like vocals.
These are some truly fine Southern-style jazz interpretations from a pretty good foreign group that can play with the jump and swing of a typical Dixieland band. And another example of the saying that jazz is internationalJoe Wulf and his band belt out the sweet sound of Dixie with a European touch.
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Track Listing: I'm Singing In The Rain; Shoeshine Boy; Play A simple Melody; That's A Plenty; West End Blues; Dapper Dan; Dixie; Wild Cat Blues; Every Street's A Boulevard; Jubilee; Dardanella; Buddy's Habits; Ain't Misbehavin'; Rockin Chair; Mack The Knife.
Personnel: Joe Wulf: trombone; Terrence Ngassa: trumpet; Francois De Ribaupierre: clarinet, tenor saxophone; Chris Nemet: piano; Sean Moyses: banjo; Bert Thompson: bass; Bernard Flegar: drums.
Record Label: Chaos
Style: Dixieland/New Orleans/Swing