David Ostwald's Gully Low Jazz Band: Blues In Our HeartBy
Miniduos. This disc is replete with vintage performance, but what is most fun is many of these pieces have duo breaks with the Howard Alden's guitar/banjo and another instrument. Alden joins Randy Sandke in a trumpet/banjo lovefest on the opening "Jubilee Stomp". Alden converses with Ken Peplowski on "Panama" and "Changes" and takes the helm alone on "When Day is Done". This arrangement technique adds a tautness and excitement to these time worn classics that makes them new and exciting. Outside of the playing of the aforementioned, Mark Shane shines on piano, always being in the right place at the right time in both solos and comps.
If you, the curious listener/reader, likes the old-timey, traditional sound of Bug Music or Wynton Marsalis trying to be Joe "King" Oliver, this disc (and many other Nagel-Heyers) is for you. If you don't like this music, learn to. It is the musical Old Testament of Jazz.
Jubilee Stomp; When Day Is Done; Don't Forget To Mess Around; Lover Come Back To Me; Thou Swell; Someday Sweetheart; Panama; 'Tain't So, Honey, 'Taint So; Blues In My Heart; New Orleans Stomp; Changes; Who'sit, Home; Diga Diga Doo. (Total Time: 70:53)
David Ostwald: Tuba; Randy Sandke: Trumpet; Wycliffe Gordon: Trombone, Vocals; Ken Peplowski: Clarinet, Alto Saxophone; Mark Shane: Piano; Howard Alden: Banjo, Guitar; Herlin Riley: Drums.
Title: Blues In Our Heart | Year Released: 2000
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