Album Info

September 26, 1980
Jazz, Bop

Album Review

Ray Linn, who spent much of his career as a fairly modern trumpeter, also enjoyed playing Dixieland and swing. This album, his second and final release for Trend, has an intriguing lineup of players: Linn (who also wrote the arrangements); Gary Foster on clarinet, alto, baritone, and flute; veteran Eddie Miller on tenor and clarinet; trombonist Bob Havens; pianist Dave Frishberg; bassist Jim Hughart; and drummer Dick Berk. Woody Herman's former vocalist, Mary Ann McCall, does a fine job on three ballads, and the instrumental highlights include "Empty Suit Blues," "I'm Sorry I Made You Cry," and "Struttin' With Some Barbeque." An interesting session that has not yet been made available on CD.
Scott Yanow, Rovi

Track Listing

  1. Empty Suit Blues
  2. I'm Sorry I Made You Cry
  3. A Hundred Years from Today
  4. The Blues My Naughty Sweetie Gives to Me
  5. Nobody Else But Me
  6. You Don't Say
  7. Memories of You
  8. Do You Know What It Means to Miss New Orleans
  9. Struttin' with Some Barbecue
  10. Stars Fell on Alabama
  11. Mambo Connie
  12. What Is There to Say