THE GEORGE LEWIS RAGTIME BAND - Live at Boston Mass Arts Festival 1963
The series of recordings made by the Lewis band in their prime in the '50s has long been the inspiration to a generation of musicians. This unexpected discovery finds them still on peak form at the start of teh following decade. The magic is still very much in evidence with this seven-piece line-up.
The players are George Lewis, clarinet and leader - Avery 'Kid' Howard, trumpet and vocal - Jim Robinson, trombone - Charlie Hamilton, piano - Emanuel Sayles, banjo and vocal - 'Slow Drag' Pavageau, bass - Joe Watkins, drums and vocal. The CD runs 53m 26s.
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