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Louis Armstrong & The Jazz All-Stars in Philadelphia 1947-48 CD
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This competently remastered CD from the Dutch re-issue label "Archives of Jazz" features the following All-Stars line-up:
Louis Armstrong
trombone: Jack Teagarden
clarinet: Barney Bigard
piano: Earl Hines
bass: Arville Shaw
drums: Big Sid Catlett (Cozy Cole substitutes on one number)
The recordings are radio airshots from various Philadelphia studio dates dates in 1948 and 1949. Most of the performances display considerable engagement and vigor with good solos: Bigard is prominent (e.g. "Body and Soul") and sounds as you might expect the Barney Bigard of Ellington to sound when he isn't playing with Ellington; Teagarden is less represented but extraordinary (as usual) when he is; Louis is dominant throughout and in most cases quite affecting. Only Earl Hines is something of a disappointment, but fans of that great musician are accustomed to his occasional withdrawals.

King Porter Stomp
Little white lies
Milenberg joys
Do you know what it means to miss New Orleans
Body and soul
I'm confessin that I love you
Panama rag
Struttin with some barbecue
Blue skies
What did I do to be so black and blue
Royal garden blues
The one I love
Baby won't you please come home
I gotta right to sing the blues (brief theme)
There are a few vocals by Velma Middleton, Louis and Jack Teagarden.

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