Linda Dachtyl: A Late OneBy Track review of "Topsy"
Dachtyl opts for a larger band on this recording, taking things all the way up to the "little big" band she uses on a swinging "Topsy." Dachtyl plays both organ and drums on this 1937 Edgar Battle and Eddie Durham piece made famous by Benny Goodman and previously recorded by Count Basie. It is a swing piece to be sure with a tart clarinet solo by Mark Donavan. Dachtyl sets up an intense rumble for the piece, propelling it through the spirit of Gene Krupa. Her organ is center, but beside the point. Her drumming is precise and potent. This piece is so successful, can a big band recording be far behind.
Linda Dachtyl: Hammond Organ, drums; Don Hales: Guitar; Cary Dachtyl Bryan Olsheski: tenor saxophone; Mark Donavan: clarinet; Dale Nawrocki: trumpet; Bob Masters: trumpet; Jim Masters: trombone.
Title: A Late One | Year Released: 2015 | Record Label: Summit/Chicken Coup
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