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Bob Greene: St. Peter Street Strutters

Read "St. Peter Street Strutters" reviewed by Nic Jones

The more time passes the more important it becomes that traditional New Orleans jazz, like the music on St. Peter Street Strutters, is restored to the public domain. This might not be so much because of the music's history, however, as much as it's due to the fact that the playing of such vintage jazz in this day and age would perhaps sound only like the coldest form of repertory. When the results are as joyous as this 1964 recording, ...

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Bob Greene: St. Peter Street Strutters

Read "St. Peter Street Strutters" reviewed by Jerry D'Souza

Back in December 1964, pianist Bob Greene, cornetist Ernie Carson, tubaist Shorty Johnson and banjoist Steve Larner went into the studio to record this set of New Orleans tunes. The music was played by groups larger than a quartet, but size did not matter; the four filled the music with a sense of tradition that has stood the test of time.

The band members have an interesting history. Greene recorded for Blue Note in 1951 and later went ...


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