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miércoles, 13 de julio de 2016

Jay McShann • The Man From Muskogee

Review by Scott Yanow
Pianist-vocalist Jay McShann was in the early part of his comeback when he recorded this superior quartet session with violinist Claude Williams (a veteran who was also on the verge of finally being discovered), bassist Don Thompson and drummer Paul Gunther in 1972. Reissued on CD, the fine swing date is so enjoyable that it makes one wonder how McShann and especially Williams had remained so obscure for the past 20 years. McShann (who takes four spirited vocals) leads the quartet through veteran standards and a few blues with the highlights including "After You've Gone," "Yardbird Suite," "Hootie Blues" and "Jumpin' at the Woodside." Recommended.

Tracklist Show Credits
A1 After You've Gone 3:31
A2 Four Day Rider 3:51
A3 Yardbird Suite 3:48
A4 I'll Catch The Sun 4:44
A5 Things Ain't What They Used To Be 6:21
B1 Smooth Sailing 2:42
B2 Mary Ann 3:41
B3 These Foolish Things 5:13
B4 Hootie Blues 4:22
B5 Nancy Boogie 3:06
B6 Jumping At The Woodside 3:45

Piano, Vocals – Jay McShann
Violin, Guitar – Claude Williams

 Bass – Don Thompson
Drums – Paul Gunther

Recorded June 24 1972 at Thunder Sound.

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