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Sarasota Sunsets: Live on the Road

Read "Live on the Road" reviewed by Dave Nathan


This CD captures live performances of the Sarasota Jazz Band and Mike Vax's Big Band in live performances in Sarasota, FL and Oakland, CA, respectively. Pianist and honcho of the Sarasota group, George W. Carroll, sings on about half the tracks. None of the other performers are listed except for Roger DeLillo on trombone. That's unfortunate because perhaps the sole redeeming value of this release is the solo work, like the guitar on “Paris" and bass on “This Bass Was ...

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George W. Carroll: Life Is Good

Read "Life Is Good" reviewed by Dave Nathan


P>There has been much ado about the great swing revival pioneered by such retro swingers as Brian Setzer and The Squirrel Nut Zippers, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy and the Cherry Poppin' Daddies with many other groups jumping on the band wagon. In Florida, there has been no swing revival because with the large number of retirees who have moved there, swing has never gone anywhere. With outfits like Dennis Noday's Big Band and now Dan McMillion's Big Band that's featured ...

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Barbara Leigh and Keith Ingham: Barbara Lea and Keith Ingham Are Mad about the Boy-The Songs of Noel Coward

Read "Barbara Lea and Keith Ingham Are Mad about the Boy-The Songs of Noel Coward" reviewed by Dave Nathan


P>It's obvious that the producers of this album believe that the music of Noel Coward is under valued, especially in the United States and, more to the point, by the world of jazz. The liner notes assert that Coward's songs are as versatile as Gershwin, Kern and Berlin's and consequently jazz artists should be as anxious to record them as they are the material of these icons of American popular music. That Coward was a genius is not disputed. He ...


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