Traditional Jazz Around the World - Vol. 1 Australia, Scotland and Sweden
Three great bands from around the world in this 1990s series of recordings of great New Orleans Jazz from around the world. The series opens with a marvellous band from Down Under - The Louisiana Shakers. Australia is one of the biggest markets for jazz and is producing some great home grown bands like these which deserve and ariing in the northern hemisphere.
Next up we have a great band from Scotland - Jake's Melody Boys. Equally in demand in England as their native land, they are led my trombone player Jake Weddel who has recorded with Skeik and Sammy Rimington.
And finally, from Sweden we have Jesse's New Orleans Jazz Band This is another great market for Trad jazz, and this band is led by Jens 'Jesse' Lindgren, who is well known to British jazz fans.
All three bands here are playing the very best New Orleans Jazz - one to try!
Tracks 1-5 Australia - The Louisiana Shakers
Tracks 6-10 Scotland - Jake's Melody Boys
Tracks 11-15 Sweden - Jesse's New Orleans Jazz Band
Don't Go 'Way Nobody
Deep Bayou Blues
Long Long Ago
Johnny Casimir's Whooping Blues
All I Do Is Dream of You
See See Rider
Underneath Hawaiian Skies
You Tell Me Your Dream
Reviews of This Recording
IAJRC Journal - U. S. A.
There are splendid solos in each band and each band performs particularly well in New Orleans style ensemble with superb counterpoint from the front line and piano. The musicians in each of the foreign bands do a very fine job with interesting seldom heard tunes, and we in the United States should be proud of the fact that jazz, an uniquely American musical art form, is appreciated by musicians and listeners throughout the world. Traditional jazz belongs to the world.
JAZZ RAG – UK
In a nutshell - three Keepers of the Flame! This is the initial issue of a series of well-recorded CDs which will give much deserved and needed exposure to many of the dedicated little jazz groups which toil with persistence and conviction year-after-year in the business of playing jazz in the traditional style……overall, this disc gives ample notice that traditional jazz, on an international survey, is alive and well and boisterously kicking. More power to this proposed series as it develops.